Obama Considers Another Centrist Dem for Interior Secretary

By Guest Columnist Dec 15, 2008

Obama Considering Appointment of Centrist Dem & Alberto Gonzalez Supporter as Interior Secretary By Roberto Lovato This article in the Denver Post (DP) indicates that President-elect Obama is preparing to announce the appointment of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. According to the DP piece, “U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is a leading contender to become President-elect Barack Obama’s secretary of the Interior, two sources have confirmed.” News of a possible Salazar appointment will likely stir continued discussion that about the “Clintonization” of the Obama cabinet. By appointing Salazar, a member of the conservative Democratic Leadership Council (also see DLC website) Obama would probably also draw strong criticism from progressive and Latino constituencies for the Colorado Senator’s controversial positions. Continue reading at Of América