Transition Watch: Obama picks old hands for Interior. Agriculture top posts
- By Brian Robinson
- Dec 18, 2008
President-elect Obama will nominate Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) o be
his Interior scretary, while Iowa governor Tom Vilsack has the nod to
become secretary of Agriculture, according to a Washington Post article
Both are considered centrists and come with considerable government
experience. The Vilsack nomination was generally greeted with approval
by observers. Salazar has come under criticism from some activists, but
others believe he will be an honest broker in furthering Obama’s
policies, the Post said.
Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.