Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano — Mixed. In the short history of DHS, the politician (Tom Ridge) has been much less impressive than the obscure national security expert (Michael Chertoff). But she might be decent on border enforcement.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Daschle — Grating. We have to listen to that damn stage whisper throughout the coming health care policy debates. Potential harbinger of the apocalypse.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (likely) — Jury’s out. Does she get to bring in Richard Holbrooke as deputy secretary? If so it’s a good sign. If not, it may mean the Obama foreign policy team is trying to make her a figurehead Secretary, as Kissinger did with William P. Rogers. Think she’ll stand for that?
UPDATE: A reader reminds me that Bill Richardson is reportedly being tapped for Commerce. I often forget about the Commerce Department, and when I remember it I mainly just wish that it would go away. Anyway, if it means that Richardson is being shut out of the foreign policy loop it’s probably a good thing.
Notice to Readers: The American Spectator and Spectator World are marks used by independent publishing companies that are not affiliated in any way. If you are looking for The Spectator World please click on the following link: https://spectatorworld.com/.