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Will there be ANYONE left in to Govern…

by the time Obama is done naming his picks?  Obama himself comes from the Senate.  He tapped Joe Biden for VP.  Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State.  And now Ken Salazar from Colorado as Secretary of Interior!   I guess the running total is four; I keep thinking of Daschle who used to be a Senator.

Not to mention all the Governors that have been named….Richardson, Napolitano…

And lets not forget my own personal favorite…Rahm Emanuel from the House. 

Anyone else wondering how many elections are going to have to be held as a result???

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Clinton to Replace Clinton???
December 1, 2008, 7:18 pm
Filed under: election 2008, politics, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

With Senator Hillary Clinton accepting the position as Secretary of State New York is in need of a new senator.  Some are saying Bill should pick up the reigns.  I’m not so sure about that though…those are pretty big shoes to fill. 

This seems a little bizarre to me, but hey it’s politics…right?  Which makes me wonder…has a President ever come back to be a Senator?  Naturally I decided to google this.  I gotta say, I love google.  I didn’t find anything except a list of Senators who’ve become President…

Anyone know for sure???

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/01/clinton.replacement/index.html?iref=mpstoryview



National Security Team about to be Unveiled.

It’s like Monday night football…rolling out all the big guns.  Okay, so it’s Monday morning, but whatever!  It’s my blog and I liked it, so I’m going with it.  Here’s a preview of the National Security Team line up…

Roberts Gates will be staying on as Secretary of Defense.  I’m not sure for how long.  I’m hoping for the first year, and then we’ll just have to see how that goes.

Hillary Clinton will be named as Secretary of State.  I think this will be a huge step up from what we’ve had…

Marine Gen. Jim Jones named as the National Security Adviser at the White House.

 Susan Rice named as the United Nations Ambassador.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano will be named as the Homeland Security Secretary.

Eric Holder will be named as Attorney General.

It will definitely be interesting to see all these egos coexist!  If Barack Obama can do it, I have high hopes for his Presidency.  Even if he can’t get them to toe the line all the time, it’ll still make for a good read.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/30/transition.wrap/index.html



Secretary of State…

Man.  This appointment has gotten a ton of press.  Perhaps due to the facination with all things Obama, and perhaps due to the players being considered.  Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, and John Kerry…none of these players are small potatoes. 

Interestingly enough I was just talking about the HRC accepting the position.  Three of the women at my table were pretty sure she’d take the position, I was pretty unsure.  I just don’t see what it does for her.  She gets to be Hillary in the Senate, as Sec of State she’s Obama’s point man…or woman in this case.  Not to mention health care may be on the table soon, and I would think she’d want a piece of that. 

Now I’m a big HRC fan, so I’ll be happy regardless…but I’m guessing no at this point.  If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone will be so kind as to point it out for me!

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15738.html



Clinton – Secretary of State??

Hmmm…that’s one I had thought of, but I didn’t think it was even possible.  I know relations between the Obama and Clinton campaign were strained at times.  I also wasn’t sure Senator Clinton would want to leave her meaty committees in the Senate…

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/14/transition.wrap/index.html



Terry McAuliffe Puts a Toe in…
November 10, 2008, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Election 2009, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

That’s right.  Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman and DNC Chairman has filed papers to set up a campaign committee to run for governor right here in my great state of Virginia.

I told you this was going to get interesting!

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15480.html



My Daughter’s Generation

My daughter, Zoey, is eight 8 (or 8 and 3/4 if you as her).  We often talk about the things in life that are important.  I try to tell her everyday that she is the most important person in my life and that I love her above all else.  We also have conversations that I hope shape her future and how she views the world.  I’m very proud of Zoey on so many levels.  She can talk Rosa Parks and Helen Keller so beautifully that I am often amazed at the wealth of her knowledge and the insight she can give at age eight. 

One of my favorite things to tell her when she complains is, “If you don’t like it write your Congressman, or send Governor Kaine a letter.”  She hates it, but I hope she remembers it.

This last election for me was personal on so many levels.  I am a woman.  I’ll admit that my draw to Hillary Clinton was in part due to my gender.  To me she signified that women can do and be anything they want if they put their mind to it.  Zoey and I listened to Hillary Clinton’s concession speach after the primary was shored up by Barack Obama.  I had tears in my eyes.  I wanted Zoey to know that even though she didn’t make it all the way, she paved a path for so many of us and our daughters.  If I ever get the chance to meet Senator Clinton I hope I’m able to convey my respect and admiration for her.  Odds are I’d babble ridiculously as I did when I met Senator Kerry, but one can hope! 

I just finished an article by Ellis Cose in Newsweek Magazine.  One sentence brought me nearly to tears again.  (And yes, I’ll admit, I’m a sap.  I cried like a baby when Zo and I watched Brother Bear.)

He talks about his five year old daughter and her generation…“And it struck me that hers would be the first generation to grow up believing it was perfectly natural for a white woman and a black man to be president.”

That pretty much sums up how I felt about this election.  Zoey was very interested in the fact that Barack Obama would be the first African American to be President of the United States.  Her exact quote, “Wouldn’t it be cool if he were a woman too?!”




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