Thursday, November 20, 2008

As Obama makes his appointments, his cabinet is beginning to look like Bill Clinton's.

You might say "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss," but I think what's actually happening is that Obama is revealing the thinness of his resume, experience, and inner circle. This is to be expected: he's been in the US Senate a short time, and has no executive experience. Unlike Clinton, with his posse from Little Rock, or Bush, with Rove, et al., Obama has nobody, mostly because he hasn't had the right experiences (Ayers, Dohrn, Wright, et al., don't count).

So, if his Cabinet is going to look like Clinton's, what impact will this have on his Presidency? Will these experienced political operators bring him success? Will they undermine, to open the way for Hillary? (Who, by the way, will never be in any Obama cabinet.) Hard to tell, but I look forward to a lot of back-stabbing and strategic leaking in the next few years.

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