To the victor go the spoils…
No southerners in the new cabinet proves that President-Elect Obama is about putting the right people in the right position rather than filling quotas—which is what we want anyway, right.
When you ask southern Republicans where they stand on “Black issues,” they loving saying that all issues are Black, White, Brown, Red, Yellow issues. The same logic might hold true for regions—but a son or daughter of the South would have been sweet as a Georgia peach. With that in mind, I could accept Team Obama’s selections better if the West and Midwest weren’t so heavily represented.
Obama is a man of his word and he always said, “I might be skinny but I am tough…I came up in Chicago politics.” In tough politics, you don’t saying untrue and insulting things about someone for years and expect them to do for you before doing for those who had your back.
The word is punitive.
I think that Sanford Bishop would have been Ag Sec if the Sarah Palin Tour in support of Saxby for Senate during the runoff did not end the honeymoon in record time (I told you to vote for Saxby in the general). It makes you think about Robert E. Lee being torn between Lincoln offering him the command of the Army of Northern Virginia and his love for departing Virginia—the rest is history.
Obama’s nature won’t let him be ugly toward our region; he could get all of the cabinet from western Idaho if that would help solve what is the matter.
Let me pull out my crystal ball and predict the future: most of the rural southern local courthouses and municipal buildings with nice framed pictures of President Bush won’t request new presidential pictures after January. And we wonder what’s up with the cold shoulder for the sunny South.