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Monday, December 1, 2008

Will The Tail Wag The Dog?

Today Obama announces the appointment of Hillary as Secretary Of State. Obama has also asked Secretary Of Defense Bill Gates to stay on for at least a year. Is this change? In one respect, I guess that it is. Obama has always advocated an end to divisiveness. So by selecting Hillary and keeping Gates, he makes it more difficult for Republicans to unite in opposition to his new administration. After all, Hillary is more of a defense "hawk" than Obama, and Gates is a Republican installed by Bush junior. But what about the kind of change that the left wants, we won't get that with Hillary and Gates, and other "centrist" appointments. And one wonders who will be in control in DC after January 2o? Will it be the new president, or will it be the coalition of centrist types that he is surrounding himself with?


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