Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Uphill Climb

Just got back from voting for Jim Martin. The reports are that voting turnout is light which doesn't bode well for us Dems. All the pre-runoff polls show Saxby with a good margin so it is looking dim. It is always amazing how many Georgians vote 180 degrees from their best interest. We have such a sterling legacy in Newt and Saxby after all as well as the honor of electing Shrub twice and majority support for McSame. Low information voters coupled with advanced stupidity makes for a GOP stronghold.

I am getting some flack for not commenting on the selections Barack Obama has made thus far in his cabinet. There is a reason. I don't know enough about them yet to make a judgment, that is all except Hillary. I think she is a great choice. Diplomacy at the Secretary of State level is all gravitas and she has it in spades. Strong, smart and well known by everyone. Obama and she see eye to eye on what needs to be done and she is obviously someone you can give the ball to and let them run.
Our cranky Brit David Duff seems to think she is failure waiting to happen but he is wrong on pretty much everything else so I'll take the odds.

The only selection so far that is questionable is Eric Holder at AG. His Marc Rich and Chiquita baggage are pretty heavy so I just don't know.

The reality is I think Obama is a pretty shrewd guy and seems to be a pretty good judge of character. He has made it plain more than once that he is going to be calling the shots and his team will be executing. It is probably a good idea to just wait and see what happens. I am, at least, going to wait until, you know, he is actually the President before I get too critical. Shrub is handing Obama a basket full of shit, snakes and gilla monsters with a good dash of nuclear waste and ticking bombs. It is going to take some time to sort this mess.

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