Ben Buchwalter

Transition Beginning
November 5, 2008, 9:13 pm
Filed under: 2008 Election, Barack Obama | Tags: , ,

Well Barack Obama has already named his transition team, which will start to get the ball rolling on his cabinet and senior staff. I read somewhere that they were going to try and make most of those decisions by the middle of November. But it looks like it might get pushed back so that Barack can attend his grandmother’s funeral and take some time off. So Those posts will probably be decided closer to Thanksgiving.


But Barack has already named Rahm Emanuel his White House Chief of Staff. It seems like a pretty good choice. From what I know about Emanuel (which is not much), he is a strategy guy and he has run the House congressional campaigns for the past few elections.


MSNBC and both have some pretty good articles about who Obama might choose for some important positions. HuffPost has an entire page dedicated to the transition choices. Obama will look to fill positions like Secretary of the Treasury (Lawrence Summers, Timothy Geithner, Warren Buffett), Secretary of Defense (Robert Gates, Chuck Hagel, Jack Reed), Secretary of State (Bill Richardson, John Kerry, Sam Nunn), and more. Expect to see a good number of Republican appointments. I am expected to be named the Secretary of Awesomeness.
UPDATE: Our field agent in Los Angeles Sarah Buchwalter has some more information about Rahm Emanuel: “It turns out that the character for Josh in the West Wing was inspired by Rahm. And Ari Gould from Entourage was inspired by Rahm’s brother Ari who is a Hollywood agent.”

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You are the PRESIDENT of awesomeness!!
Who the heck won the electoral map contest?

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