Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stocking the Cabinet

I'm not generally in favor of poaching the current Democratic team for Administration players, but I can get behind this move:
A transition official for President-elect Barack Obama says Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar will be named Interior Secretary later this week.

[...] Salazar is a first-term Colorado Senator who has established a name for himself on public lands and energy resources issues. He headed the Colorado Natural Resources Department from 1990 through 1994. The Interior Department has broad oversight over the nation's energy resources and environment. It oversees oil and gas drilling on public lands and manages the nation's parks and wildlife refuges.

I don't know anything about Salazar's record as an environmentalist, but I trust the Obama team's judgement there...I DO KNOW he fucking sucks as a Democratic Senator—so this is win-win as far as I'm concerned.


Smitty said...

Well, all the hard-core enviros are going nuts and foaming at the mouth, so I will assume he is actually a good pick.

Maybe next he'll pick Harry Reid to bury deep in a bureaucracy somewhere.

Bob said...

Maybe next he'll pick Harry Reid to bury deep in a bureaucracy somewhere.

Warden of guantanamo perhaps?

Bob said...


Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com (yes, they still exist after the election) has a great piece on Reid that Mr. Furious will agree with: