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Breaking News-Obama announces Clinton, Gates for Cabinet

The rumors are now official.

President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Robert Gates would remain as defense secretary, making President Bush's Pentagon chief his own as he seeks to wind down the U.S. role in Iraq. Obama picked former campaign rival Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

At a news conference, Obama also introduced retired Marine Gen. James Jones as White House national security adviser, former Justice Department official Eric Holder as attorney general and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of homeland security.

I don't know Obama benefits from Hillary being his Secretary of State. What qualifies her to be advising the President on foreign policy?


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A refrain keeps popping int... (Below threshold)

A refrain keeps popping into my head; "..send in the clowns...."

What qualifies her to be... (Below threshold)

What qualifies her to be advising the President on foreign policy?

You know, I'm a fan of the senator and even I'd like that question answered.

.....wow, MORE change. I do... (Below threshold)

.....wow, MORE change. I don't think I can handle much more.

i've heard some disturbing ... (Below threshold)

i've heard some disturbing things about Holder, especially in regards to the Rich pardon and his views on gun control. does anyone have any details?

Qualifications? You think ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Qualifications? You think Obama's cabinet memebers should have qualifications?

Why should Obama hold them to a higher standard than Obama was himself held by 52% of the voters?

The appointment of Hillary ... (Below threshold)

The appointment of Hillary is probably Obamajitsu aimed at the crocodile-teared ones of the GOP punditocracy who fluffed Hillary when the choice suddenly came down to Hillary or

In other words, send Ann Coulter a Hillary Burger, well-done, hold the mayo, "forget" the drink.

If Obama's ... (Below threshold)

If Obama's

If Obama's less than 1 term... (Below threshold)

If Obama's less than 1 term in the Senate qualifies him to be President, surely Hillary's background qualifies her to hold a lesser position (SoS).

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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! This is ... (Below threshold)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! This is so old news.

I am glad Obama invited the "devil" into his house. It will be fun. Eric Holter has some splainin to do.

And of course the left loses again with the Iraq policy going on as before. I am loving this. ww

I'm curious. Do you guys h... (Below threshold)
Dave Noble:

I'm curious. Do you guys have a filter or moderation system? If so how did the racial epithet in post # 6 get through?

Garandfan, I can u... (Below threshold)
Dave Noble:


I can understand, whether I agree or not, with your comment as it applies to Senator Clinton or Eric Holder, but do you think Robert Gates and Gen. Jones are clowns?

"...but do you think Robert... (Below threshold)

"...but do you think Robert Gates and Gen. Jones are clowns?"

Not at all, the refrain just keeps popping up every time I hear The Chosen One speak.

The mantra has been Sarah P... (Below threshold)

The mantra has been Sarah Palin was unqualified.

And this country elected WHO again?

You don't get it? Obama has... (Below threshold)
John S:

You don't get it? Obama has just put former president Bill Clinton (and Hillary) in charge of foreign policy. Yep, the man who gave us 9-11 is back in charge. So do you suppose the Clintons will even let Obama move into the White House? But, as they say, never interrupt a foe who is making a serious mistake.

To me this is this is great news. The Senate is losing yet another liberal moonbat. (Is there an administration job for John Kerry?) And given Bill Clinton's kumbaya foreign policy, the inevitable terrorist attack on an American city will finally end Hillary's presidential amibitions.

Hillary is now out of the s... (Below threshold)

Hillary is now out of the senate and under Barack's control. How convenient.

It appears to me that the C... (Below threshold)

It appears to me that the Clinton Administration is being reassembled and will be allowed to start exactly where they left the White House.

The economy is in a recession; Islamic Terrorists from a "new" portion of the world are threatening global security (Somali Pirates) and a politically bitterly divided country.

We will see if Clinton 2.0 (Obama Administration) will work. This is the Clinton's chance to get that legacy thing straigtened out.






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