Obviously, I'm not expecting a Cabinet position. I'll be happy with a lower level job. I'm not looking for fame and fortune. I just want to help the country. Okay, I admit it. I'd like a little perk, too.
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Surprise, surprise, the party of ideological purity that wouldn't yield on anything in the last eight years has had a deathbed conversion about bipartisan government.
The first qualification for the new FCC chairman should be a firm dedication to Goal No. 1 -- The public interest, not private interest, should govern.
In selecting his team, Obama should look to future opportunities -- to how he can help solve the critical problems of the nation and the world -- and not to past obligations.
With the announcement of Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff, the names of other potential appointees have begun to surface. What concerns me is that not many names of women have been mentioned.
Though I don't know Rahm Emanuel personally, I know those who deal with him. He's a ball-buster, to put it bluntly and, as Chief of Staff, can keep Democrats thinking long-term.
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