Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Obama Cabinet Shy on Southerners, What's Up With That?

The last real chance at a southerner in Obama's cabinet went away went he chose his local School Superintendant for the post.  South Carolina State Superintendant Inez Tenenbaum was a big supporter of the Obama campaign.  Publically campaigned for him, as well as, gave him a tour of South Carolina's educational system.  She was on Obama's short list.  With Duncan being tagged for the job, a chance for a soiutherner in the Obama cabinet is all but lost

Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama has moved faster than any modern president-elect in selecting his Cabinet, scouring Wall Street, academia and the Senate to assemble a diverse team that has won bipartisan praise.

“He has every basic entity within his government,” said U.S. Representative David Scott, a Georgia Democrat. “He’s got Jewish people, he’s got Protestants, he’s got white, black, you name it.”

Republicans including Arizona Senator John McCain, Obama’s opponent in the presidential election, also have applauded his choices.

Still, the Democrat’s star-studded roster lacks representatives from two groups: Southerners and the Republicans that he vowed to appoint during the campaign.

Forty-two days since winning the presidency, Obama has picked 11 members of his Cabinet and 11 senior White House aides.

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1 comment:

Ted said...


Since the Supreme Court has now prevented itself from acknowledging the question of whether Barack H. Obama is or is not an Article II “natural born citizen” based on the Kenyan/British citizenship of Barack Obama’s father at the time of his birth (irrespective of whether Barack Obama is deemed a “citizen” born in Hawaii or otherwise) as a prerequisite to qualifying to serve as President of the United States under the Constitution — the Court having done so three times and counting, first before the Nov 4 general election and twice before the Dec 15 vote of the College of Electors — it would seem appropriate, if not necessary, for all Executive Branch departments and agencies to secure advance formal advice from the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel as to how to respond to expected inquiries from federal employees who are pledged to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” as to whether they are governed by laws, regulations, orders and directives issued under Mr. Obama during such periods that said employees, by the weight of existing legal authority and prior to a decision by the Supreme Court, believe in good faith that Mr. Obama is not an Article II “natural born citizen”.