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Gaze Into Obama’s Soul

They were expecting Rev. Wright to deliver the inaugural invocation? Joe K is correct about the politics here: With Rick Warren, Obama will project a veneer of cultural conservatism, but a "compassionate" cultural conservatism that will be open to cultural radicalism.

In the meantime, Obama nominates leftist Member of Congress Hilda Solis for Secretary of Labor, a third-rate pick for this second-rank Cabinet post. This allows me to note one of the best books on Washington politics ever is by Solis’s Clinton Cabinet predecessor, Robert Reich, Locked in the Cabinet --available used for the price of 1 cent (plus s&h). Its description of the chaos of presidential transitions makes it a must-read for those insights alone. His confrontations with union bosses are painful and hilarious.

By the way, anyone keeping an eye on the number of Catholics Obama has picked for positions, starting with Biden?

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Don't worry about he Vatican conspiracy. The foundation creation, manchurian candidate is not controlled by catholics, but I suggest you buy a gold cross and start wearing it just in case. While we are on the subject of old, forgotten power anyone care to comment on the Queen of England stepping in to suspend Canadian Parliment and hence stop a vote of no confidence. I thought the queen was only a figure head?

The point of the Catholic counting is the Dems' winning of the Catholic vote in 2008, after the Republicans had taken it in earlier elections. See John Allen in today's NY Times for further thoughts on this: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/opinion/19allen.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&pagewanted=print

Obama will project a veneer of cultural conservatism, but a "compassionate" cultural conservatism that will be open to cultural radicalism.

Rather like Bush then.

John: As Peter Lawler said in this post above, they are uniters, not dividers.

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