I think they have been strong so far but I do not agree on Clark. I have no respect for that guy after some of the cracks he has made about McCain over the years. He needs to stay in Little Rock.
Clark is another idiot general like Tony McPeak who screwed up the air force and is another Clintonite like Clark. Having been in the military I can attest to the fact that making it to General does not necessarily give you good judgement.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday signaled climate change and genetic research will be among his top priorities when he takes office as he named White House science and technology advisers.
“Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation,” Obama said in a weekly radio and video address.
“It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology.”
Obama’s comments were a clear reference to President George W. Bush’s administration which has been accused of downplaying scientific findings on climate change and genetic research.
Signaling a break with Bush’s policies on global warming, Obama named John Holdren, an award-winning environmental policy professor at Harvard University, to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy and co-chair the president’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Well, I consider myself conservative (in the Neil Boortz sense) and a Christian (Episcopalian) and as one I am glad that we are allowing science, and not stories told to children about creation and the development of the earth by people with an 8th grade education, to govern our elected leader’s decisions.
I have been embarrased by some of the DAs that have been put in to high appointed executive agency positions the past 8 years. Hopefully Obama’s can do better and not swing to an equally dumb but opposite side of the spectrum.
I’ve heard Obama didn’t choose anyone from the South to be on his cabinet. I was too busy clutching my guns and religion to notice. Just kidding. I hope he chooses well. His best bet to to be in the middle ground. That will prevent the estrangement of voters.
^To generalize all people from the South as that smacks of ignorance. If you think that I vote as a devout republican, you may be surprised. I, for one, am capable of viewing a candidates platform for what it is. Often times it is the candidates themselves who are unable to form an independent opinion. As I infered in my statement, most people are not extreme to one end or another. They are “common sense” voters. In the previous election the republican candidate did not espouse himself to the “conservative lite” voters. That is why Obama won. It was not becaue the country has had a epiphony of judgement. Regardless, I hope the best for the USA. If that means Obama is president so be it. I hope he and his chosen appointees have soung judgement and make common sense decisions.
Happy New Year, everyone. I hope this one is an improvement on the last, especially in the Final Four
I wasn’t generalizing…. I made that point perfectly clear at the end of my post.
Your radical right wingers cost you the election. The country is in the center…. always has been, and always will be. The problem is some on the red side don’t see it that way. I should say, more on the right side see it differently then the loons on the left. Because it goes both ways….
The crazy’s on the right preaching were all going to hell, and force feeding our national politics with their religion are mostly from the south. Therefore I wouldn’t expect Obama to include any of them in his cabinet as he as a constitutional Harvard law professor understands there is no place in American politics for such.