"I am in this race because I don't want to see us spend the next year re-fighting the Washington battles of the 1990s. I don't want this election to be about the past, because if it's about the future, we all win."Apparently Obama's idea of leaving the past behind is taking a spin in The Wayback Machine, but without the charm of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The Usurper-elect's
government-in-waiting is rife with officials from the Clinton administration. [John] Podesta was a senior Clinton White House aide, as was Obama's choice for chief of staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.).And let's not forget Joe Biden (or do) as Vice-President who's been in Washington for like...forever. Oh, did you know his Dad was not a blue collar working stiff but an upscale condo real estate dealer? Yep, that's the hardscrabble background Joe is fond of reciting along with recent memories of hanging out in Home Depot parking lots, which is really creepy, and chatting up old fiends in restaurants long defunct.
Warren Christopher, who served as President Clinton's first secretary of State and is a partner at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, is heading up the transition for the State Department, and former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) is preparing things at the Pentagon.
Voters were afraid of a Bush third term. What they think they're getting is something new and different. Too soon the frost is off the pumpkin and the Carter-Clinton administration will be ensconced in the White House with all the accompanying baggage.
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