Cabinet maker


President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday on CBS’s “Sixty Minutes” he would start making Cabinet picks “soon.” Soon it is. In just the three days since that interview aired, several names have been reported as likely candidates for key administration posts:

  • Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office, to be director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Eric Holder Jr., former number two at the Justice Department, to be Attorny General.
  • New York Sen. Hillary Clinton to be secretary of State, although it is still unclear whether Obama has actually offered the job to her, even after conflict-of-interest issues concerning her husband Bill reportedly were worked out between Bill and Obama’s transition team.
  • And just revealed today: former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle to become head of the Health and Human Services Department.

Soon means soon.

Tell us what you think of these picks. Would you suggest others?


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