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Old 12-04-2008, 10:52 AM
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Bill Richardson, announced yesterday as the nation's next commerce secretary, became the first Latino nominated for President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet.

Hispanic lawmakers are serving notice to Obama that they don't want Richardson to be the last.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivered a letter Tuesday to Obama's transition office recommending a slate of 14 Hispanics for the remaining eight Cabinet slots. "We understand that the incoming administration will have a vast pool of talent from which to choose," the letter said. "The individuals we have endorsed constitute the best talent while reflecting the diversity that is so valued by President-elect Obama."

The group's chairman, Representative Joe Baca of California, warned that Obama's agenda could be jeopardized if he doesn't nominate more Latinos. "If it's just one, he's going to have to answer to a lot of the issues that come before us," Baca told Bloomberg.
Notice how the headline says "urge" when this is CLEARLY a threat...

A bunch of pipers demanding to get paid...Looks like the chickens...are coming home....to roost...
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Lawmakers urge Obama to keep diversity vow
Notice how the headline says "urge" when this is CLEARLY a threat...
A bunch of pipers demanding to get paid...Looks like the chickens...are coming home....to roost...
Riiiggghhhttt...
And when the religious right was crowing that Bush was going to give them three SCOTUS judges...
Or entanglements with defense and oil, industries that (surprise, surprise!) boomed under Bush?

I think the threat is stupid. Saber rattling that is just pompous.
Maybe it's the white guys who should be complaining...
In Obama's seven Cabinet announcements so far, White men are the minority with two nominations: Timothy Geithner at Treasury and Robert Gates at Defense.
Three nominations are women: Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security, Susan Rice as U.N. ambassador and Hillary Clinton at State.

With Clinton set to replace Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was jokingly asked at an appearance this week whether a man would ever hold that office again. There probably will be "someday," Albright told her audience.
Minorities seek more diversity in Obama Cabinet
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