Entries tagged with “Eric Holder” from Polichicks

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Michael Steele: The former Lt. Governor of Maryland and (unsuccessful) U.S. Senate candidate has just been elected Chairman of the Republican National Committe.  He is the first African American to hold this post. (We know what you're thinking: "Isn't the phrase 'black republican' an oxymoron?" Guess not.)

Eric Holder: Holder was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as United States Attorney General.  He is the first African American to hold this post.

So Totally Out

Blago: The now former governor of Illinois was booted out of office  with a swift kick in the ass by the Illinois State Senate.  Blago - full name is Rod Blagojevich, but that's just two many letters for girls who type with one finger - has a "potty mouth," according to Joy Behar of The View,  and tried to sell Obama's open senate seat to the highest bidder, according to everybody else.  Who's upset by his ouster? Craig of Craig's List fame and a few higher ups at eBay.

 

In case you missed it, here's the press conference at which President elect Barack Obama announced his selections for his national security team.  (He had the decency not to hold the conference during Tyra this time, thank the Lord.)

Warning:  The video is 27 minutes long, because each of Obama's nominees wanted to yap on the mike for a bit. (Hey, they are politicos, aren't they?)

The nominees make up a team diverse in race, sex, ideology, geography and political party affiliation.  Here's the scoop on them, pulled straight from an email sent by the Obama transition team:

Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady, will serve as Secretary of State.

Secretary Robert Gates, the current Secretary of Defense, will continue to serve in that role.

Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General and a former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, will serve as Attorney General.

Janet Napolitano, Governor and former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, will serve as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Susan E. Rice, a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Obama for America campaign, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will serve as Ambassador to the United Nations.

General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret), former Allied Commander, Europe, and Commander of the United States European Command, will serve as National Security Advisor.

 

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