Skip to comments.No Southerners yet in Obama Cabinet (Where's the diversity?)
Posted on 12/15/2008 3:16:17 AM PST by jalisco555
Barack Obama is 15 picks into his Cabinet he announced New Yorker Shaun Donovan as his Housing and Urban Development head on Saturdaybut has yet to name one who hails from the South. "Not a one," grumbles a one senior Democratic aide who hails from the South. "Not even half of one, unless you count Hillary Clinton, and she doesn't count because she's not even an Arkansan anymore. She's a Yankee."
To be fair, the official voice of the White House will come with a Southern drawl: Robert Gibbs, Obamas soon-to-be press secretary, is an Alabama native.
But going back to at least John F. Kennedy, every other new president has populated his initial Cabinet with one or more Southerners. Former Texas Gov. George W. Bush included at least three Southerners in his first Cabinet: Donald Evans at Commerce and Rod Paige at Education and Floridas Mel Martinez at Housing and Urban Development.
So why hasnt Obama who picked up 55 Electoral College votes in North Carolina, Virginia nad Florida rewarded the region with a Cabinet secretary of its own?
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Probably Obama can’t find any Southron Boys who would sell out.
Southern Chicago , western Chicago !!
Simple. Obama doesn’t need to reward those who voted for him; only those who created him, use him, mold him, prop him up.
Jimmy Carter is available. :D
He ain’t gonna reward no slave owners...
Maybe he thinks we’ll secede from the Union, soon. (I’m just dreaming, here.) ;-)
You can’t be citizens or part of the human race since you don’t support the UAW!
That’s ok, the “magic negro” isn’t too appreciated here in the south either.
Any he might consider probably own a firearm, and are therefore excluded from consideration.
Southerners are patriots, not traitors.
No self respecting Southerner would want to be in his cabinet.
Except for Gates (and I think he’ll be gone inside a year) are there any white males?
So Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter still have a chance!
Well, there’s always Chocolate City Nagin. He’s a genius and can get 0be to finally fix NO.
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