Obama Cabinet Shy on Southerners, What’s Up With Y’ALL?

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The last real chance for a southerner in Obama’s cabinet went away when he chose his local School Superintendent for the post.  South Carolina State Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum was a big supporter of the Obama campaign.  Publicly campaigned for him, as well as, gave him a tour of South Carolina’s educational system.  She was on Obama’s short list.  With Duncan being tagged for the job, a chance for a southerner in the Obama cabinet is all but lost.  Theis writer interviewed Ms. Tenenbaum on the campaign trail at the CBC/CNN Debate in Myrtle Beach, SC

Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) — Barack Obama has moved faster than any modern president-elect in selecting his Cabinet, scouring Wall Street, academia and the Senate to assemble a diverse team that has won bipartisan praise.

“He has every basic entity within his government,” said U.S. Representative David Scott, a Georgia Democrat. “He’s got Jewish people, he’s got Protestants, he’s got white, black, you name it.”

Republicans including Arizona Senator John McCain, Obama’s opponent in the presidential election, also have applauded his choices.

Still, the Democrat’s star-studded roster lacks representatives from two groups: Southerners and the Republicans that he vowed to appoint during the campaign.

Forty-two days since winning the presidency, Obama has picked 11 members of his Cabinet and 11 senior White House aides.

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