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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Obama cabinet -- NRO's Jim Geraghty (apparently a frequent quotee on this blog; can't say if that will continue or not; no, I'm not Jim Geraghy) says:
All That Hard Work By Liberals This Year Is Finally Paying Off

So Joe Lieberman is keeping his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee on the say so of 42 Senate Democrats AND President Obama; his Secretary of State might be Iraq War supporter and preconditionless-summit opponent Hillary Clinton; no one will be prosecuted for waterboarding, Bush's guy John Brennan may take over at CIA and Bush's man Robert Gates may stay on as Defense Secretary.

I don't know how the liberals feel, but so far the Obama administration rocks.

Well, "rocks" is relative, but I'll say this: so far, it's shaping up as a conventional Democratic administration, not as "DailyKos Goes To Washington." And the DailyKos people know it (they're enraged, inter alia, that Joe Lieberman has not, not, been deprived of his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee).

And, Eric Holder as AG: very well, he's a respected career prosecutor and former Deputy AG. His one gaffe was that he didn't look hard enough at the Marc Rich pardon file at the end of the Clinton administration. The Rich pardon was disgusting, but it was Bill Clinton's fault, not Holder's.

Obama had been looking at Janet Napolitano for AG. If she had been chosen, I would hope -- hope -- it would have been World War Three-and-a-Half from conservatives, because Janet Napolitano was one of Anita Hill's attorneys during the Thomas hearings. It should be a priority to make sure neither she nor anyone else from that crew is ever appointed dogcatcher. I have all their names.