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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-25-13 12:59 PM
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6. Sadly, IMO, that applies to many Obama appointed.
Gates, Summer, Geithner, Rahm, Bernanke, etc. And others seem to have been nominated because of campaign contributions.

Carolyn Kennedy is bright and certainly well-educated, but I don't know what qualifies her to to be ambassador to Japan. The arts, yes. Law, probably, although others would be better qualified. Ambassador to Japan...? Dunno.

I remember the reaction on DU when the Obama's first appointment (Rahm) was announced. Sigh. And the next, and the next and the next. And here I'd thought I had dodged a bullet by signing up after the 2008 primaries had ended and all the controversy would be over once we got past the Rick Warren invocation. Silly me.

(When I lurk at DU3, I still sometimes see vestiges of the Hillary v. Obama wars.)


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