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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:47 PM
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Any way he says it, Obama's picks please Miller
(this is my rep and he is wonderful)


U.S. Rep. Brad Miller was impressed that President-elect Barack Obama mispronounced Peter Orszag's name.
Relaxing after a workout at the YMCA last week, the Raleigh Democrat was watching Obama on TV as he announced his pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget.

An acquaintance of Orszag's from Washington, Miller noticed that Obama got his name wrong. (It's ORR-zog, not ORR-zag.)

"I thought, 'He must not know Peter very well,' " said Miller. "That means he hired him on the basis of his reputation and his credentials, and not just because he was a buddy."

Miller said he's impressed with Obama's other picks.

"I think that he will get a very helpful debate within his own administration that will help him see pitfalls in a way that the Bush administration did not," he said.

Miller said there is some risk that the debate within Obama's Cabinet might "spill over" into the media, making the administration appear divided. But he said it's better for the president to hear alternative views ahead of time.

Miller praised the decision to keep Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the job, saying it helps with continuity from the Bush administration and sends a signal to the officer corps, which generally likes Gates.

But he was most excited about the appointment of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.

"Her intelligence is over there where the bell curve gets real skinny," he said. "She is already well known around the world. She'll have a stature -- in addition to President-elect Obama's great popularity around the world -- that will be a great asset."

http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1321375.html
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:41 PM
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:12 AM
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2. I love getting positive reviews of our guy's actions so far.
And I'm pleased that you think your rep is good. I feel that way about mine, Lois Capps. The nice thing about a Congressional Representative is that you do have a chance to get to know them in person, which you can't do with your Senator unless you come from an exceptionally small state.

Btw, I look forward to your posts, CC.

Hekate


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