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Politico: Obama's likely Cabinet picks

I thought this was interesting.  The first two pages are mostly boring posts involving people I've never heard of so I'm linking to page 3.  I'm really liking some of his people...Howard Dean for HHS, and John Kerry in State?  I like.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/15142_Page3.html

A handful amount of moderate Republicans on the list (Olympia Snowe, Lugar, etc).

Anyone see a similar list for McCain?  I'd be curious.

 

Re: Politico: Obama's likely Cabinet picks

  • I really, really dislike Olympia Snowe. ?That is all.
  • And Arnie as Sec of Energy.  Nice option.
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  • Thank your for your last sentence. You were about to become the victim of my paranoia about the Wednesday morning quarterbacking going on on E08.

    I am a very superstitious person. These are scary times for me. 

    ETA: HOLY HELL!! Yes on 8 ad attacked me on that page and there's no "close". Aaaccckkkk!!!!!!

    ETAA: This came up in the article for me: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/15146.html

    Apparently Yes on 8 is not a revolving ad - they've bought it all. 

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  • What has Daschle been doing since he lost his seat?
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    What has Daschle been doing since he lost his seat?

    No idea, though one of my friends in law school accidently cut in front of him in line at Chicken Out (a sort of Boston Market type chicken take out place).

    After she cut in front of him, he whispers, "um, excuse me, I was next."  She turned in horror realizing who it was, and she said all she could think was, "how the mighty have fallen."

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    After she cut in front of him, he whispers, "um, excuse me, I was next."? She turned in horror realizing?who it was, and she said all she could think was, "how the mighty have fallen."

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    I can't believe she said that to his face. ?Poor Tom. ?How did he respond?

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    After she cut in front of him, he whispers, "um, excuse me, I was next."  She turned in horror realizing who it was, and she said all she could think was, "how the mighty have fallen."

     

    I can't believe she said that to his face.  Poor Tom.  How did he respond?

    Oh she didn't say it out loud!  She just thought it.  I think she just apologized profusely for cutting in line, but all the while, cracking up that the former Senate Majority leader was getting walked on in a chicken take out joint six months after his defeat.

    Poor guy.

  • For a second there I really felt bad for him. ?He does seem like a really nice guy.
  • Secretary of Energy: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)

    This might be kind of awesome. Esp if it gets Gavin in office faster. 

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  • Ahhh yes, the silver lining on the cloud relating to the possibility of an Obama Presidency:  I get a new governor. 
  • image Katie_F:
    I really, really dislike Olympia Snowe.  That is all.

    Why? I don't know a ton about her.

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  • Also, as much as I'd love to see another woman on the SCOTUS, I absolutely love Cass Sunstein. I would be thrilled if he were nominated!
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    I really, really dislike Olympia Snowe. ?That is all.

    Why? I don't know a ton about her.

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    Mainly because she's a RINO. ?She's not even a pretend fiscal conservative. ?I'm not sure why she even bothers with the Republican Party.?

  • Although he's probably burned a couple of bridges, I love Anthony Zinni on anything defense related, glad to see him there for NSA.  I also like the idea of Gates continuing a la Greenspan, only hopefully without Greenspan's hindsight.  Obama needs consistency in the Defense Dept, this would surely help the transition in the change of administration.  I don't think Lugar would be a good choice, Obama plaything or not, he's still a republican.  I don't think he would be trusted as much as Gates has been with what he's done to make the DoD more modest.
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    Also, as much as I'd love to see another woman on the SCOTUS, I absolutely love Cass Sunstein. I would be thrilled if he were nominated!

    I agree.  The man is brilliant.  He's Obama's advisor on judicial issues right now, and it's probably the #1 reason why I like Obama.  I would love him on the Court.

    Did you know that he's married to Samatha Power?  Talk about power couple.

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    Also, as much as I'd love to see another woman on the SCOTUS, I absolutely love Cass Sunstein. I would be thrilled if he were nominated!

    I agree.  The man is brilliant.  He's Obama's advisor on judicial issues right now, and it's probably the #1 reason why I like Obama.  I would love him on the Court.

    Did you know that he's married to Samatha Power?  Talk about power couple.

    No, but I confess I had to Google her. I got to hear Sunstein speak in law school. He was so fabulous. The man is just so unbelievably brilliant.

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    No, but I confess I had to Google her. I got to hear Sunstein speak in law school. He was so fabulous. The man is just so unbelievably brilliant.

    Jealous!  That's really cool!

    I've read one of Power's books.  She's badass.  She caused a bit of a stir during the primaries when she called HRC a monster, and was then muzzled for a few months, but I'm glad she's back.  I think she'd be wonderful in the state department.   I guess she and Sunstein met while advising Obama, which totally cracks me up.

     

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    Anyone see a similar list for McCain?? I'd be curious.

    One of the publications, National Journal or CQ Weekly, did lists for both McCain and Obama a few weeks ago. ?They listed 3 or 4 possibilities for each Cabinet position for each candidate.

    I have it at work. ?I will post on Monday. ?I don't think I can link because you have to have a subscription to the site.?

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  • I like Olympia Snowe b/c she's a pro-choice Republican, and they are a rare breed these days. ?I know nothing about her fiscal policy, but I hope you're not calling her a RINO just b/c she's pro-choice and supports comprehensive sex ed and access to birth control. ?She's kind of my hero for how vocal she's been about those things given her party's wild swing to the right on those issues.
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