Obama’s All-Star Cabinet
Barack Obama’s cabinet choices have been met by gushing reviews. While many of his choices have come under fire from both the left and the right on ideological grounds, the consensus seems to be that these are among the brightest, most capable people around.
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell referred to them as “all-stars” and “the strongest, smartest people he can find” while CBS’ Kimberly Dozier goes with “superstar,” adding also that the picks are “bold” and “inspired.” NYT columnist Paul Krugman, recently awarded the Nobel Prize in economics, is positively jubiliant. “Seriously, isn’t it amazing just how impressive the people being named to key positions in the Obama administration seem? Bye-bye hacks and cronies, hello people who actually know what they’re doing.”
Indeed, it’s hard to recall a more impressive group of appointees. Unless, that is, one can remember all the way back to 2000, when George W. Bush was assembling his team.
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