So far, Obama’s appointments have been very impressive. A few liberals are complaining that he is picking too many moderates, but that’s just typical griping.
More importantly, liberals like Paul Krugman recognize that Obama is assembling a team of all-stars.
Seriously, isn’t it amazing just how impressive the people being named to key positions in the Obama administration seem? Bye-bye hacks and cronies, hello people who actually know what they’re doing. For a bunch of people who were written off as a permanent minority four years ago, the Democrats look remarkably like the natural governing party these days, with a deep bench of talent.
That doesn’t mean they’ll succeed — this might be a good time to reread The Best and the Brightest. But what an improvement!