Inside Obama’s Cabinet Shuffle: Wednesday Announcements Only The Beginning
HuffPo summarizes and speculates — and, disappointingly, joins in on the facile, faux “Villager” handwringing about diversity.
The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.
Some Democratic women have raised concerns that the “big three” jobs in the Cabinet – State, Defense and Treasury – will be taken by white men. Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts has been tapped as the next secretary of state; former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, was picked to run the Pentagon and White House chief of staff Jack Lew is expected to be named treasury secretary later this week.