Obama cabinet--who do you want to see?

Or who do you think he will pick?

I'd love to see Al Gore in some kind of energy and environmental policy position.

I'd also like to see Bill Richardson in something.

But on the other hand, they are both Clinton guys and he needs to avoid having too many Clinton people I think.

I heard some speculation yesterday that Robert Kennedy could be chosen as head of EPA, Caroline as ambassador to UN or UK, and that both Clintons would distance themselves from actively participating in this administration.
I wouldn't mind seeing Bill Richardson in something.

I actually wouldn't mind keeping Condoleeza Rice for State, but I don't know if he'd pick her or if she'd accept. I also wouldn't mind seeing Colin Powell back for State or for Defense.

Paul Volcker for Treasury would be OK.
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I've also heard Larry Summers' name as possible Treasury. I'm a Harvard alum so I may be biased against him (he was seriously hated there as President), but I'd rather not see him in the post. And, again, another Clinton person.
I'd love to see Al Gore in some kind of energy and environmental policy position.
Originally Posted by iris427
I think that would be brilliant.


I honestly don't know enough about the movers and shakers to know much about who would be good in different positions. But I think that would be a great idea.
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I was reading about this Clinton guy, he was the undersecretary in the dept. of treasury-

Gary Gensler

Gary Gensler, an undersecretary of the Treasury, went to Capitol Hill in March 2000 to testify in favor of a bill everyone knew would fail.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ascendant, giants of the mortgage finance business and key players in the Clinton administration's drive to expand homeownership. But Gensler and other Treasury officials feared the companies had grown so large that, if they stumbled, the damage to the U.S. economy could be staggering. Few officials had ever publicly criticized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Gensler concluded it was time to urge Congress to rein them in.
"We thought this was a hand-on-the Bible moment," he recalled.
The bill failed.
Gary Gensler, an undersecretary of the Treasury, went to Capitol Hill in March 2000 to testify in favor of a bill everyone knew would fail.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ascendant, giants of the mortgage finance business and key players in the Clinton administration's drive to expand homeownership. But Gensler and other Treasury officials feared the companies had grown so large that, if they stumbled, the damage to the U.S. economy could be staggering. Few officials had ever publicly criticized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Gensler concluded it was time to urge Congress to rein them in.
"We thought this was a hand-on-the Bible moment," he recalled.
The bill failed.

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