Is Joe Biden using a dartboard to fill out his Cupboard? Some of his choices strike us as awful, ideology-clever, but a lot of make no perception at all.
Take tapping Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to direct the Department of Housing and Urban Progress: She’s got little experience in housing difficulties, apart from as mayor of a smaller city. In the Residence, she’s concentrated on her provider on the Agriculture Committee. And just a thirty day period ago, she told Politico, “We’re likely to have to stop searching at only particular organizations as those people that people like me fit in . . . it is constantly ‘we want to place the black human being in Labor or HUD.’ ” Still she’s black, at HUD.
Pete Buttigieg for Transportation? His major expertise is as mayor of South Bend, Ind., whose transit process consists of 66 buses.
And why California Attorney Standard Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Solutions? He’s not a professional medical professional, even though he’s filed far more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration over the Cost-effective Care Act — battling, for instance, to power Catholic establishments to give abortion protection.
Michigan ex-Gov. Jennifer Granholm for Vitality appears to be to make feeling: She’s recognized for pushing fossil-gas reduction — but the section truly has a good deal much more to do with nuclear electricity and weapons.
Even when you can see a serious link, many won’t like it. Alejandro Mayorkas, the Obama-period head of US Citizenship and Immigration Solutions, is Biden’s decision for Secretary of Homeland Safety. But at CIS, Mayorkas expedited the immigration of Chinese foreigners on three independent events as favors for elite Democrats like Sen. Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton’s brother.
The weirdness goes beyond the Cabinet: Biden’s pick to head up the White House Domestic Plan Council is previous UN ambassador Susan Rice, whose career has concentrated on overseas policy. Furthermore, she took point for Staff Obama in falsely blaming the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on a spontaneous reaction to a viral video — when the administration had enough evidence it was a diligently plotted terrorist assault.
And, of program, what ever John Kerry is intended to do as the unique presidential envoy on weather modify, the 1 point you can be sure of is that he’ll screw it up though saying victory.
All in all, these picks can only add to the nation’s problems about just how much Biden’s shed off his mental fastball. It’s going to be a lengthy and confusing 4 a long time.