Change is looking a lot like change back

So, is this what you lefty bloggers had in mind when you were pumping the magic of BO?

Tom Daschle is in as Health and Human Services Secretary. Daschle was the Senate Majority Leader for part of the Clinton years, but he lost his re-election in 2004.

Eric Holder, the new Attorney General pick, was Deputy AG for Clinton.

Rahm Emanuel, BO’s Chief of Staff, was the Deputy CoS for Clinton.

Hillary Clinton, rumored to being vetted as Secretary of State, slept (we will not argue in what sense of the word) with Clinton.

(I also think this is the leadership’s way of being rid of Clinton. They’ll pop her in this appointed post, let her land on her pantsuited backside when BO’s tested in the first six months, and politely sweep her up as a has-been.)

Now I know BO, doesn’t have a lick of experience, but didn’t he win on the idea of Hope and Change? I’m not seeing a lick of hope out there. Change looks a lot like changing back.

Need more to sway you?

Thirty-one of the 47 people so far named to transition or staff posts have ties to the Clinton administration, including all but one of the members of his 12-person Transition Advisory Board and both of his White House staff choices.

To think less than a year ago we heard this:


  1. So are you saying it’s impossible for a President Obama to implement an agenda of change unless he’s surrounded himself with folks who have no Washington experience?

    The fact that Obama has picked folks who know how to get things done in Washington speaks more to his pragmatism, because I’d be worried if he tried to bring in a Cabinet full of folks with no Washington experience.

  2. Zach, who would have guessed?

    But you didn’t answer – did you expect Obama to step into the Clinton era or mix it up a bit?

  3. My opinion is rather simple: Why run against Hillary if you wanted your administration to be Clinton-ran?

    Puzzling, indeed.

  4. I think it’s because Obama wanted to be king.

  5. King? Ha! I think god is more like it.

  6. How can you get change when the same old washington political insider elitists are still in office.

    What we need are new people, not the same old washington crowd.

    Obama is just picking from the same old gang that has screwed up our country for many many years.

    Zach if your are expecting change from the republicans or the democrats then you are in need of some serious help.

    What washington needs is not people who know it but people who can change it.

    Washington needs a house cleaning but people like you Zack keep putting the same old repubs and dems back in.

    Obama said change…..I see the same old faces with the same old corruption

    One change I do see coming is washington spending more of my money…………. and taking more of my freeedom

    So all I can say is Obama08

  7. Tinkerbell says:

    Why be prez if you wanted a Clintonesque government? When Biden began to foretell the future (the testing of BO on an international scale, with low popularity levels in the polls, etc) it recalled to mind stories in the MSM in the years prior to 9/11: There is an underground city in which the prez may choose to take up residence in the event of war or catasrophe, essentially becoming the new Noah if the face of our nation is obliterated. That’s a unique job perk.

    It becomes clear that rather being a nation of the people, by the people, for the people, we are seen as mere units of productivity providing the funds our government demands. While I say it’s time for govt for go on a dollar-diet for it’s own good health and longevity, govt sees such peoples’ exercise of freedom of speech as a pesky nuisance and impediment to “progress”. In this sense, govt would PREFER a population of illegal immigrants over a population of educated thinking people expecting to GUIDE the govt.

  8. Clintonistas..morph…morph…=> Obamanistas