4 Jul 2016
Patrick Healy of the NYT pens an 1,800-word slobber job on Hillary Clinton: in her first 100 days, she’ll appoint a historically diverse Cabinet, work with Republicans on “broadly popular issues,” and — psst! — probably decline to replace Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who just happened to speak privately with her husband Bill last week.
Far-left Salon alumnus David Sirota puts this development in context:
Team Clinton suggest it will offer AG Lynch a job in the new admin, as Lynch’s DoJ investigates Clinton https://t.co/BkrZ8QsmLi
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) July 4, 2016
From the New York Times:
In her first 100 days, she would also tap women to make up half of her cabinet in hopes of bringing a new tone and collaborative sensibility to Washington, while also looking past Wall Street to places like Silicon Valley for talent — perhaps wooing Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, and maybe asking Tim Cook from Apple to become the first openly gay cabinet secretary.
She hopes to reassure progressives with her executive actions, which would also include new protections for undocumented immigrant parents, as well as her personnel appointments. Having women make up half of her cabinet would be historic (in recent years, a quarter to a third of cabinet positions have been held by women), and Democrats close to Mrs. Clinton say she may decide to retain Ms. Lynch, the nation’s first black woman to be attorney general, who took office in April 2015.
These Democrats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential conversations with Mrs. Clinton and her advisers, said that Mr. Podesta, her campaign chairman, would have the right of first refusal on becoming her chief of staff, a job he held under Mr. Clinton. If he turns it down, Mrs. Clinton would look at appointing a woman to that job, which has been held only by men.
“There’s that old saying, ‘Nothing about us without us,’” said Jennifer Granholm, a former Democratic governor of Michigan who supports Mrs. Clinton. “I mean, a woman as chief of staff, Treasury secretary, a woman at Defense — it would be incredible.” (Ms. Granholm is often mentioned as a possible cabinet pick for the Energy Department or another post, but she waved off a question about her interest.)
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