Obama cabinet--who do you want to see?

iris427iris427 Registered Users Posts: 6,002
Or who do you think he will pick?

I'd love to see Al Gore in some kind of energy and environmental policy position.

I'd also like to see Bill Richardson in something.

But on the other hand, they are both Clinton guys and he needs to avoid having too many Clinton people I think.
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  • ursulaursula Registered Users Posts: 1,461 Curl Neophyte
    I heard some speculation yesterday that Robert Kennedy could be chosen as head of EPA, Caroline as ambassador to UN or UK, and that both Clintons would distance themselves from actively participating in this administration.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
    I wouldn't mind seeing Bill Richardson in something.

    I actually wouldn't mind keeping Condoleeza Rice for State, but I don't know if he'd pick her or if she'd accept. I also wouldn't mind seeing Colin Powell back for State or for Defense.

    Paul Volcker for Treasury would be OK.
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  • ursulaursula Registered Users Posts: 1,461 Curl Neophyte
    I've also heard Larry Summers' name as possible Treasury. I'm a Harvard alum so I may be biased against him (he was seriously hated there as President), but I'd rather not see him in the post. And, again, another Clinton person.
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  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    iris427 wrote: »
    I'd love to see Al Gore in some kind of energy and environmental policy position.

    I think that would be brilliant.


    I honestly don't know enough about the movers and shakers to know much about who would be good in different positions. But I think that would be a great idea.
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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Registered Users Posts: 1,048
    I was reading about this Clinton guy, he was the undersecretary in the dept. of treasury-

    Gary Gensler

    Gary Gensler, an undersecretary of the Treasury, went to Capitol Hill in March 2000 to testify in favor of a bill everyone knew would fail.
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ascendant, giants of the mortgage finance business and key players in the Clinton administration's drive to expand homeownership. But Gensler and other Treasury officials feared the companies had grown so large that, if they stumbled, the damage to the U.S. economy could be staggering. Few officials had ever publicly criticized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Gensler concluded it was time to urge Congress to rein them in.
    "We thought this was a hand-on-the Bible moment," he recalled.
    The bill failed.
    Gary Gensler, an undersecretary of the Treasury, went to Capitol Hill in March 2000 to testify in favor of a bill everyone knew would fail.
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ascendant, giants of the mortgage finance business and key players in the Clinton administration's drive to expand homeownership. But Gensler and other Treasury officials feared the companies had grown so large that, if they stumbled, the damage to the U.S. economy could be staggering. Few officials had ever publicly criticized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Gensler concluded it was time to urge Congress to rein them in.
    "We thought this was a hand-on-the Bible moment," he recalled.
    The bill failed.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302638.html

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