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Cabinet Guessing Game Nearing an End

By Ben Pershing
The parlor game of guessing Barack Obama's Cabinet picks is sadly nearing its end, as almost every position is now filled. Tom Vilsack and Ken Salazar are set to be named today to head Agriculture and Interior, respectively. (If you're keeping track, the Cabinet is still without a southerner. Didn't Obama win Virginia and North Carolina?)

That leaves just a few openings at the the Cabinet level, including Labor and Transportation. One person who won't be taking a job with the Obama administration: Xavier Becerra, who is no longer interested in being U.S. Trade Representative because, he told the editorial board of La Opinion, trade issues "would not be priority No. 1, and perhaps, not even priority No. 2 or 3" for the new administration. Remember that strategy the next time you get a job offer (and it's not clear that the job was ever really offered to Becerra) -- don't just turn down the offer, but insult the prospective employer in the process! They'll be teaching that one in business school for a long time.

Since Hillary Clinton did not "pull a Becerra" and is, in fact, leaving the Senate to join the administration, the search for her successor grinds on. Caroline Kennedy got some vocal support yesterday from Harry Reid, who cited both Clinton and Kennedy's uncle in pointing out, "We have a lot of stars from New York." He also noted that "she's 52 years old." What more do you need to hear? That should quiet any suggestion she's unqualified.

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By Ben Pershing  |  December 17, 2008; 8:05 AM ET
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Posted by: AJAX2 | December 17, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Xavier Becerra turned down the appointment as Trade Representative because he could not answer the questions regarding his role in obtaining a pardon from President Clinton, for a major cocaine trafficking figure from Los Angles, in exchange for large campaign contributions

Posted by: mwhoke | December 17, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

It's not just my mind. Alan Keyes and several others too.

Posted by: JakeD | December 17, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

"That guessing game may be over, but the question remains whether Obama is even a "natural born" citizen.JakeD"

Only in your mind JakeD oh, lets not forget that other soldier for truth 37th and O."

Do us all a favor, you have the passion to chase this all the way down the rabbitt hole. Please chase it down. I just want to see that you posted an apology when you complete your investigation. Or, are you just a hollow voice on the digital wind?

Posted by: Thatsnuts | December 17, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Bush put together a team of all stars - and they failed . The leadership of Obama will determine the success of the team. ............

Posted by: glclark4750 | December 17, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

That guessing game may be over, but the question remains whether Obama is even a "natural born" citizen. Talk about putting the cart before the horse. I hope Keyes files a lawsuit as to every nomination, appointment, treaty, legislation, and purported executive order.

Posted by: JakeD | December 17, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

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