Obama's choices for top posts are seeming to be payback for political favors and support during his election.
He obviously owes the Clinton's big time, ditto on Richardson, and some of the others he's chosen.
Change? This looks like the same old political cronyism that has made politics anathema to so many.
What does Richardson know about commerce? Has he ever run a business? Janet Napolitano? She's got a lot of experience in Homeland Security...
Where's the new? the fresh air promised? the change? Everyone he's picked thus far (unless I'm missing someone) has been a retread. They either worked for the Clintons or they worked for Obama while he ran for office.
Richardson stepped out and stabbed the Clintons in the back during the election, now he has an appointment that keeps him in politics.
On the positive side, it looks like standard politics as usual, which may mean that he's not going to take us into socialism. Maybe. We have four years to see where he'll head.
I get the impression that someone is holding something over his head, forcing him to make these choices. It could be that he's seeing the reality of the job and the scope of responsibility he now has. It could be that he just lied to everyone and said what he needed to get into office. Gee, that would be a real shocker, right?
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