From Barney Frank whining that Obama needs to start being President six weeks before his inauguration, to one campaign promise after another going by the wayside, to the CHANGE that Barack Obama will bring to Washington, here is what it looks like so far.
Overall, the people Obama is relying on to build his administration have represented unions; energy, environmental groups, insurance, and drug companies; Wal-Mart; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and the lobbying arm of the Washington-based Center for American Progress. The center is a think tank headed by John Podesta, former chief of staff to Bill Clinton and now co-chairman of Obama’s transition.
Had he told us the change he had in mind was to let lobbyists and special interests set up an administration for him, the election might have turned out differently.
What we have and what we are seeing, is what you get when you have a President-elect with no experience on the national stage other than running to be one.