Sunday, November 16, 2008

Barack Obama resigns senate seat, appoints more staff

President-elect Barack Obama officially resigned his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois on Sunday. Obama was the second African American senator from that state.

llinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, will appoint Obama's successor. Some rumor that he may choose Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Obama also announced more staff appointments including longtime friend and supporter Valerie Jarret as a White House senior adviser. Pete Rouse, Obama's senate chief of staff, will also come aboard as a senior adviser.

It looks almost certain that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the new Secretary of State. As the situation stands with all the media hoopla it would be awkward if either Obama failed to offer her the position or if she refused.

Palin preparing for 2012?

With all the media appearances of Gov. Sarah Palin, it looks rather obvious that she is getting ready for a possible run for president in 2012.

Really when you think about it, there are not many other good Republican contenders out there. Most people cannot name a prominent Republican who has name recognition and would make a feasible candidate.

Palin obviously needs a lot of polishing especially when it comes to national television interviews.




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1 comment:

eon said...

The Republicans would surely have won if they'd let Sarah Palin be more like Michael Palin. As an Alaskan she's a natural for the lumberjack song.

And when those interviewers caught her out she would've garnered a lot more sympathy if they'd gone 'never heard of the Bush doctrine? That's a chip up the nose, Sarah'.

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