Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A New Cabinet May Sweep Policy Errors Clean

Mr. Obama has named new cabinet heads, with more to follow.
Buh-bye, Tim Geithner, we knew ya way too well, good riddance!
Dr. Steven Chu, too much a tool of industry to be a real, fact-based
scientist, sayonara.  Leon Panetta, quite the disappointment, as
his previous roles in government seemed satisfactory, adios.

Let's wish the newcomers well and hope for better policies;
President Obama wasn't particularly served by many in the
last crop. Hillary Clinton did do a masterful job at a tricky,
roiling moment, and Sen. Kerry has enough experience to
perform adequately or better.

Here's to the new guys-- get out your brooms and  sweep
those policy errors clean!   

1 comment:

  1. For whatever it's worth, I think we're looking at a mixed bag. Jack Lew was a Citigroup honcho before he was tapped by Obama. Unlike his predecessor, Tim Geithner, there's no evidence that he has a history of personal tax issues. But he's probably still cut from the same cloth.

    I'm more than a tad worried about the new CIA guy, Mr. Brennan, too. His perspectives regarding drone warfare make me uneasy.

    On the flip side, I'm totally in synch with the Kerry and Hagel choices. Chuck Hagel doesn't seem to have an itchy trigger finger; nor does Kerry, for that matter.