November 23, 2008

IF YOU ELECT A CIPHER...:

Change Is Landing in Old Hands (JOHN HARWOOD, 11/24/08, NY Times)

AS he sought the presidency for the last two years, Barack Obama liked to say that “change doesn’t come from Washington — change comes to Washington.”

Nearly three weeks after his election, he is testing voters’ understanding of that assertion as he assembles a government whose early selections lean heavily on veterans of the political era he ran to supplant. He showed that in breathtaking fashion by turning to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, his bitter primary rival and the wife of the last Democratic president, for the post of secretary of state.


...who can you expect him to have staff his administration. He doesn't know anybody. He's never run anything. He's barely been in government. He's stuck with other peoples' staffers.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2008 6:40 PM
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