Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We may get our progressive yet...



Latest dirt on the DoL search is centering on Harley Shaiken out of Berkeley. And I'm saying that a Shaiken nomination is definitely "not crap."

Here's Shaiken's 2007 House committee testimony in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act, and here's that testimony distilled down into an LA Times op-ed.

10 comments:

lex dexter said...

alright...another academic/nerd, too!

lex dexter said...

First Read reports we'll also be getting another Republican in the cabinet, Rep. Ray Lahood (IL) for Sec. Trasportation.

"A source close to Lahood says not only did Obama and Lahood get to know and like each other in the Illinois delegation, but Rahm Emanuel played a big role in this selection."

wobblie said...

It seems like DoT is becoming the designated "bipartisan" cabinet slot - remember Norman Mineta, D from Cali, first Sec. of Transportation in the W. admin?

lex dexter said...

partisanship ends at the highway on-ramp!

wobblie said...

There are no Democrats and Republicans on the interstates, there are only incompetent drivers who should have their licenses revoked!

wobblie said...

I also need to say that we damned well deserve a Secretary of Labor named Harley.

wobblie said...

Well, this certainly changes things.

Alyssa said...

But as a consolation prize, they did give him a commentary on the Detroit situation on NPR tonight.

wobblie said...

So what you're telling me is that all this speculation was just a cheap publicity stunt for his NPR piece?

lex dexter said...

wobs,

au contraire. the "Harley gambit" was just a cheap publicity stunt for Alyssa's OG comment. - p