Friday, November 21, 2008


So the Obama transition team is working overtime to review the backgrounds of dozens of possible applicants to work in the new administration.
Some of the likely picks have been in DC working for several prior administrations at important spots for decades.

One such pick…Timothy Geithner, he is currently the president of the New York Federal Reserve. Obama wants him as his Treasury Secretary to confront the economic turmoil we’ve been saddled with. The stock market soared on the news.

So what of Secretary of State? Well, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to give up her Senate post and accept the position. With the final arrangements to me made and the announcement slated for early this coming week, how do you think this affects the political structure here in New York?

Get ready for mayhem! This is going to be fun.

First, the Senate appointment: Will it be Andrew Cuomo, Tom Suozzi or someone we haven’t thought of yet? Could it be a local name? Oh the anticipation.

If the Governor picks Cuomo, who would become Attorney General? Would Paterson pull someone from the State Senate? The Assembly? The next few weeks here in the Empire State are going to be fun to watch.

At this point I would like to say Hallelujah! I am thrilled to have Hillary as Obama’s Secretary of State. With Timothy Geithner, a former Treasury Department deputy taking over the chief position and Eric Holder running the Justice Dept. we already see what has evolved into the dream team after all.

Your thoughts?


Anonymous said...

I'm going to be glad to Hillary out of NYS politics. She's not from New York, and there are plenty of people from New York State that should have the opportunity to serve.

Bye Bye Hillary!

Anonymous said...

I too am thrilled that she will be part of the new cabinet. She won the NY primary with about 62%, my vote included. Many of us will be sad to lose her as our Senator, but are thrilled to have her as Sec of State.
Lets also point out that there have been plenty of native New Yorkers in office who have done far worse.

Dr.AL said...

I think Kristin Gillabrand should get the seat

Anonymous said...

Gillabrand is my pick. Yeah!