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More Bumps on the Cabinet Road

By Ben Pershing
Last week, we wondered whether Barack Obama might have been a bit careless in making his Cabinet selections. And that was before yesterday, when Tim Geithner and Hillary Clinton both faced tough questions about past or potential future mistakes. So for all the big names and lengthy resumes that will populate his Cabinet and senior staff, did Obama make the right choices? Is his team unusually problematic, or are these issues just the typical byproduct that would result from putting any large group of Washington veterans through the wringer? Consider:

• Geithner has tax and nanny problems

• Clinton has potential "Bill problems" (anyone surprised?)

• Eric Holder has pardon problems

• Bill Richardson has FBI problems (they turned out to be fatal to his nomination)

• Ray LaHood may have earmark problems (though likely not serious ones)

• Leon Panetta had a Dianne Feinstein problem (that's since been cleared up)

• Rahm Emanuel has a Blagojevich problem (but Team Obama says it's not a problem, so never mind)

• Carol Browner has "Socialist" problems (what decade is this?)

Continue reading at Political Browser»

By Ben Pershing  |  January 14, 2009; 8:35 AM ET
Categories:  The Rundown  
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SELECTIVE APPLICATION OF ANTI-TERRORISM MEASURES: "THE OBAMA EFFECT"?

PLEA TO OBAMA: CANCEL RISKY, RECKLESS 'SITTING DUCK' TRAIN STUNT


• What happened to Homeland Security warnings of "heightened risk" during Presidential transition?

• How about the late November FBI warning about possible Northeast train station attacks?

• "Amtrak Joe" Biden's longstanding warnings about security flaws along the Amtrak Northeast corridor -- why isn't he waving this whistle stop tour to a halt?

READ THIS LINK AND MAKE IT VIRAL.


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OR (if link is corrupted):

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Posted by: scrivener50 | January 14, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: JakeD | January 14, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

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