“Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices”, reports Politico.
I don’t quite get this. I consider myself something of a liberal, and I’ve supported Obama exactly because he’s pragmatic, lawyerly, and centrist. If anything, his cabinet picks, except for Hillary Clinton, show a strong lean towards the apolitical. He needs a national security team equipped to fight the wars he inherits, not quibble over campaign promises made two years ago; and he needs an economic team that is ready to tackle the country’s problems head-on, not advance someone’s agenda.
I would think Americans have had enough ideological stupidity to last a lifetime, but maybe not.