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Team of Rivals: The political genius of Abraham Lincoln ;a book authored by Kearns Goodwin is the model most say Barack Obama is using for installing his cabinet. The saying” Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes” might be the objective. Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough said he was really showing his Christian side because this is the second time he has turned the other cheek. Barack Obama did not want Joe Lieberman stripped of his chairmanship, even thou Joe campaigned vigorously against him.  

Barack Obama will probably nominate Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State after the Thanksgiving holidays. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are not that far off on their worldwide views, other than Hillary’s Iraq war vote and that controversial resolution to name the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. Even thou Hillary is more hawkish than Obama, I think she will be an asset when it comes to solving the Israel and Palestine situation. This cabinet position will put her out of the 2012 presidential race. She can’t campaign or raise money while serving as the  Secretary of State. It also removes her from the senate, where she could have become a torn in Obama’s side.

Retired Marine General, James L. Jones is a leading contender for the head of NSA .Foreign affairs will be in good shape with Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Mr. Jones.A lot of work to do ,before everyone is on the same page.... Defense Secretary Robert Gates might stay for while if Obama assembles a good team to work with.......Pappy] Bush's National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft is helping Barack Obama with the transition.

The Iraqi security agreement was translated yesterday, and they will be able to run their own security and open our troop’s mail, and arrest and put on trial the military and civilian contractors if they break Iraqi law.

The same crowd will say “that’s not change” but where else is Obama going to get cabinet members, other than the last successful Democratic presidents former staff. Clinton and Carter tried to bring a slew of fresh faces and it got them on the wrong footing. Obama is a student of history, and it is serving him well.

 Want change? Business Week is reporting Barack Obama is likely to name Tim Geithner, president of the New York Federal reserve, as Treasury Secretary .When the news hit Wall Street;the market finished on an upbeat of 494 but those on the right only count the fall of the market due to Obama...Bill Richardson might be the Secretary of Commerce and Janet Napolitano (Governor of Arizona)might be the head of Homeland Security.