Thursday, December 18, 2008

Secretary of Transport Announced, Still No Secretary of Labour

By Ben Trott

It seems that Congressman Ray LaHood, who Michael Tomasky describes as a 'moderate-ish Republican', has been selected Secretary of Transportation.

Alongside Robert Gates, who will stay on as Secretary of Defense, LaHood will make up the second Republican in the Obama administration's cabinet.

I believe the only senior position this now leaves open, after the announcement of Secretaries of Agriculture, Education and Interior earlier this week, is Secretary of Labour. Whether or not anything can be read into the relatively late selection of Labour Secretary in terms of the importance the role will play in an Obama administration is unclear.

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