Monday, November 10, 2008

Quote of the Day


Here's the winner for Quote of the Day, from a Bloomberg story about President-elect Barack Obama's decisions on filling spots in his administration:

"What you're going to see with Obama is a mixture of wise men and young Turks,'' says Democratic consultant Peter Fenn.
While Obama may endure criticism for calling on some "usual suspects,'' he'd be in more trouble if his picks proved unqualified, Fenn says.
"You don't want the head of the Arabian Horse Association as your FEMA director,'' says Fenn, referring to Michael Brown (shown above), Bush's choice to run the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who was ousted after the botched government response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Blogger miss bess said...

Brownie! I would call on that guy if I needed help changing a tire...

November 10, 2008 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heckuva job, Bushie ...

Let's hope Obama actually delivers on his promise to choose wisely. I'd like to see a bipartisan (or tri-partisan, if you count Independents), multi-racial, both-gender list that truly reflects the makeup of the country.

November 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hoping Colin Powell is given a position of significant influence, especially with regard to Iraq, Pakistan, and terrorism.

November 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

I'm hoping that Robert Gates is kept on as Pentagon chief. Seems like a very bright man who knows what he's doing.

November 11, 2008 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard Dean would also be a good pick for Health and Human Services since he's a doctor.

Here's another quote of the day, from Sarah Palin:

"If there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door."

Um, why would you need to "plow through" the door if it's open?!

--Brad Hundt

November 11, 2008 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Ellipses said...

Doorways in Alaska are often blocked by blizzard snow, moose, six packs, government that is always in the way, bits of REAL america, and Joe the Plumber's burdensome intellect...

She's gonna need a big plow.

November 11, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

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