The Billarak Obamalinton Cabinet

We try to take a politician like new president elect Obama at his word. He said he would have a cabinet that would be a mesh of democrats, republicans, male, female and race. From the outside looking in it appears to be whoever was the number the two under Bill Clinton is your new number one. We had hoped and thought this would be an infusion of new blood, new thoughts, and new ideas. We were hopeful for the change Obama spoke of over the last two years and that the nation voted for him to bring. We have a grid below with what we have heard and researched this does not look like change. We understand he has not had day one on the job yet, and are trying to give the man a break. Have the people that voted for change a victim of a bait and switch? The underlying quandary is the voices in the cabinet will have the new presidents ear the most. Does Obama really want to spend four years with people telling him, Clinton did it this way, while his wife (Bill’s) is at the table as well?

Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Wife of President Clinton

Secretary of the Treasury

Timothy Geithner

He was Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs (1998–2001) under Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers(Clinton Administration)

Attorney General Eric Holder Bill Clinton nominated Eric Holder to be the next Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno (1997-2000).(Clinton Administration)
Secretary of the Interior Robert Kennedy Jr Rumor for position
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Rumor for position
Secretary of Commerce Bill Richardson Bill Clinton Secretary of Energy (1998-2002) (Clinton Administration)
Secretary of Labor Kathleen SebeliusJohn Edwards Rumor for position
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Daschle Rumor for position
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Kathleen Blanco Jesse Jackson Jr. Adrian Fenty Rumor for position
Secretary of Transportation Federico Peña Bill Clinton United States Secretary of Transportation from (1993 – 1997)  United States Secretary of Energy from (1997 -1998) (Clinton Administration)
Secretary of Energy Dan Reicher
Ed Rendell
Jason Grument
Steve Westly

Rumor for position
Secretary of Education Joel Klein
Caroline Kennedy
Rumor for position
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Max Cleland Rumor for position
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Bill Clinton in1993, appointed Janet Napolitano as United States attorney for the District of Arizona
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (least one year) current office holder

Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 55 days 

National Debt 11/24/1998 5,597,306,037,397.16
National Debt 11/24/2008 10,654,259,430,730.17

35 days Until the tea512 51 smokin sasses of 2008

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