He promised change. So far, so
good. No, make that GREAT.
Bush had his style and no doubt some means of reaching consensus at his cabinet meetings. Something tells me that generally speaking, consensus was pretty much a foregone conclusion before a meeting's agenda was even formulated. I bet those were some B-O-R-I-N-G meetings.
I'd pay admission to watch President-Elect Obama's cabinet meetings. Following the lead of Lincoln and FDR is not a bad way to start. Remember, both of them appointed rivals, not cronies, pals, or co-conspirators.
I am not disappointed in how things are starting. In fact, I am encouraged and excited. So far (and no, the honeymoon has not even started yet), Mr. Obama seems to have a natural ability of leadership and knowing what to do. Is it possible we have elected a Man of Integrity and Honesty who is really going to listen, carefully weigh all advice, and make decisions based on what is morally right rather than politically expedient?
We can only hope he will be so audacious.
I'm still laying back and watching his moves toward public education. Things are still a little vague on where things stand with NCLB, accountability, etc...The choice of Education Secretary will take some time to study. Not sure what the PRESIDENT will do, but what the PARENT is doing is right-on. (There he was, just elected President and his first act the next morning was to attend a previously scheduled teacher-parent conference. No matter what you may think, you have to appreciate his sense of priorities.)