I posted earlier about my reservations concerning Clinton, but that looks to be pretty much baked in the cake at this point. Less certain: former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, who features in the deregulatory horror-story that the New York Times ran on Monday's front-page, and Eric Holder, who was winged in the hail of fire that followed Bill Clinton out of office for the one scandal that deserved to stick (Marc Rich's pardon). Is this really what change looks like?
So, while reading up on the potential Clinton cabinet seat in The Guardian, I was relieved to find this description of Obama's meeting with McCain:
Although the two clashed during the election campaign over tax policy and withdrawal from Iraq, they have more in common than they have differences. They both favour the closure of the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, an increase in US troops to Afghanistan, immigration reform, stem cell research and measures to tackle climate change, and oppose torture and the widespread use of wire-tapping.And that is just a description of what they agree on! It's our job to stay vigilant and not simply fawn over Obama's every... well, everything, but I have to admit: things are looking up.