Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama Taps First Responders

By Nathan L. Gonzales

Apparently if you wanted to be in President Obama's administration, you should have given a Democratic response to one of President Bush's State of the Union speeches.

  • Commerce designee Gary Locke (2003)
  • Former Commerce designee Bill Richardson (2004 -- Spanish response)
  • Former Health and Human Services designee Tom Daschle (2001 & 2004)
  • Rumored Health and Human Services designee Kathleen Sebelius (2008)
  • Appointed DNC Chairman Tim Kaine (2006)
Honorable mention: Obama also wanted Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to be U.S. Trade Representative (2007 -- Spanish response.)

This item first appeared on Political Wire on February 26, 2009.