Friday, November 28, 2008


from: Stix Blog

Does this look like change? far Obama's pick for his cabinet looks like Clinton's 3rd term... So much for the mantra of change he ran on...
  • Tom Daschle – Health Secretary (a 30-year Washington veteran, to be his secretary of health and human services)
  • Hillary Clinton – Secretary of State (a 20-year Washington veteran, to be his attorney general)
  • Eric Holder – Attorney General (a 20-year Washington veteran, and former deputy attorney general)
  • Rahm Emanuel - Obama’s chief of staff (a veteran of the Clinton administration and a fellow member of Congress)
However, here is one big disturbing change: On November 17th, the Politico reported that Obama will select Gregory B. Craig for the White House counsel post.

"According to the Williams and Connolly LLP web site (Craig is a partner at the firm), “In 2000, Mr. Craig successfully represented Elian Gonzalez’s father, Mr. Juan Miguel Gonzalez, in administrative and court proceedings involving Mr. Gonzalez’s effort to regain custody of his son, Elian.“ Yes, this is the same Elian Gonzalez who was sent back to communist Cuba after his mother died trying to bring him to the United States.

Additionally, Craig represented Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, “…to defend his interests in the Volcker Commission probe of the Oil-for-Food scandal, which put billions of dollars into Saddam Hussein’s pockets while providing cash for Annan’s son, his deputies, and some allege Annan himself.” ...

There are two clients who make the others shrink to mere obscurity. The first — Pedro Miguel González – is a fugitive who is under federal indictment for his alleged 1992 murder of Zak Hernández, a U.S. Army sergeant. While The Dallas Morning News called upon Barack Obama to ask Craig to choose between the Obama campaign and representation of González, HotAir easy-to-find documentation on whether Craig did, indeed, drop the case.

The last client is indefinitely the most concerning. Craig represented John Hickley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Thanks to Craig, Hinckley was granted an insanity defense." from

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