[Posted by WLS Shipwrecked]
A Clinton third term, is that what the electorate thought they were getting in voting for Obama?
Is the “talent” poll of the Dem party so shallow that two dozen veterans of the last Democrat to hold the WH are going to occupy the senior most positions in government 8 years later?
Hillary, Richardson, Emanuel, Cantor, Kerry, Craig, Klain, Holder, Gorelick, Napolitano, Summers, Rubin, blah, blah, blah.
What about Janet Reno? Did she disconnect her phone and not leave a forwarding number?
The fact is that Obama is going to the WH only 4 years removed from the Illinois State Senate, and without having any kind of noteworthy “Kitchen Cabinet” of advisers and trusted aides that have been built up over the course of a political career.
Chicago politics where he was raised and nurtured is far too corrupt for him to bring to Washington. His other primary environ is academia — but he seems to recognize the perils of putting the stewardship of his administration in the hands of a bunch of people with no practical experience in the real world, much less governing, and with no track record of handling critical scrutiny from either the press or a political opposition.
So, rather than have an administration of “yes men” who don’t know their way around Washington or the national press corps, we instead get an “Administration of Rivals,” aka Clinton redux.
And before this post is swamped with a littany of “Clinton prosperity” comments, I’ll point out once again that which always seems to be overlooked about the economic prosperity of the Clinton years:
Clinton didn’t invent the internet, he just happened to be fortunate enough to occupy the WH when the internet began to be earnestly exploited for both its commercial and business potential. All the good economic fortune enjoyed during the two terms of Bill Clinton can be directly traced to the peace dividend that followed the end of the cold war, and the huge sums of money raised, spent, and then earned in the build-out and commercialization of the World Wide Web.
P.S. My list of Clintonistas comes from the top of my head. Please feel free to add to it in the comments. I’ll update this post with a running list as they are mentioned.
– WLS Shipwrecked