The waiting is over!
According to the NY Times, Obama will name Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State on Monday after he and the Clintons reached an agreement to release information vital to her confirmation vetting.
His decision to name Clinton to one the most powerful cabinet posts is being met, for the most part, with praise…and that includes from Republicans too! Earlier, Obama announced that he will be retaining Defense Secretary Gates for at least his first year in office, making his decision the first time a President has retained the Pentagon head from the previous Administration of a different party, according the NY Times.
Although a few on the far left are not happy with Obama’s centrist selections – all appointments so far are either from the Clinton or Bush administrations – his appointments are generally being viewed as his keeping his campaign promise of ending partisan divisiveness and to consider members of both parties selecting the best for the job.
Indeed, so far so good. Senator John Warner, Republican from Virginia, said Obama’s selection process “further strengthens the growing respect for the president-elect’s courage and ability to exercise sound judgment in selecting the best and the brightest to implement our nation’s security policies,” according to the NY Times.
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