Is Obama reaching across the aisle as he promosed in selecting his cabinet?
Is Obama reaching across the aisle as he promosed in selecting his staff? Here is a list of who Obama has selected for his cabinet so far:
President-elect Obama chose Representative Rahm Emanuel (D) of Illinois as his Chief of Staff.
Jim Messina (D), a career foreign service officer who worked for President Clinton's National Security Council, and Mona Sutphen (D), will serve as Deputy Chiefs of Staff, while Pete Rouse (D) will serve as senior advisor.
Former strategist David Axelrod (D) accepted the position of Senior Advisor in the White House.
Valerie Jarrett (D) accepted a position as "Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison."
Robert Gibbs (D) is expected to be named Press Secretary.
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) is top on his list to be named Secretary of State.
Other democratic politicans, such as Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and former Democratic Presidential nominee and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry are being considered for positions in his cabinet as well.
Is this change we can believe in? Where's the reaching across the aisle?