Obama Keeps Appointing Republicans
The latest in a long line of Obama’s Republican appointees is former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach, who was just appointed to head the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The president already nominated Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y. to be secretary of the Army, Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to China. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was a Republican congressman from Illinois and his Defense secretary, Robert Gates, held the same post in George W. Bush’s administration.
It can be a political strategy, a pretty smart one. Or it can be just good governance, also very smart. Much as he brought the Clintons to his team, he’s now working on the rest of the country.Click here for reuse options!
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