Reshuffling the Cabinet

Dan Drezner, kowtowing to the demands of Brad DeLong, fires the entire Bush cabinet and nominates an interesting string of replacements. He has some interesting choices, some of whom would clearly be upgrades over the current crop (especially at AG and Treasury).

Getting rid of Colin Powell, while likely good from a pragmatic standpoint, has several problems from a political one. A more serious obstacle stands in the way of this plan: Senate confirmation.

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