Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama to have bipartisan cabinet

Barack Obama has said that he will appoint a bipartisan cabinet. This is disappointing. The Republicans have not pursued wise policies. How could Obama or we be sure that a Republican cabinet secretary is following an Obama/Democratic vision?
From Reuters, in the New York Times:
Obama Says Would Include Republicans In Cabinet
SUNRISE, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would include Republicans in his Cabinet if he wins the election.

Obama, a Democratic senator from Illinois, also said he had "some pretty good ideas" about people he might tap for senior government jobs, though he emphasized he is focused for now on the final days of the campaign and takes nothing for granted....

Obama said he "absolutely" considered it important to have Republicans in the Cabinet but he sidestepped a question on whether he would ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates to remain in his job. There has been speculation that either Obama or his Republican rival, John McCain, might ask Gates to stay on.

"I'm not going to get into details," Obama said, but he added that national security policy, in particular, should be nonpartisan.

Other people mentioned as possible defense secretary picks in an Obama administration include former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska....

Interview video clip of Obama with Charlie Gibson, on cabinet.

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