Update: Possible Picks for Team Obamaby
For those of you making — or taking — bets on the Obama Administration cabinet lineup, the latest list we’ve received is after the link.
It’s not from the horse’s mouth — at this point, the Obama transition team is being pretty quiet — but our source says it’s from people close to the transition team. Make of that what you will, and if you like, compare it to our previous prognostication, where we also offer a little insight into various players’ prospects.
We've just added a few biographical details for some on the list.
Treasury: New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner, former Treasury Secretary and Harvard President Larry Summers, business-school dean and former Clinton economic adviser Laura D’Andrea Tyson, New Jersey Governor (and former Goldman Sachs chairman) Jon Corzine, former Treasury Secretary (and current Citigroup official) Robert Rubin
Health & Human Services: outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Vermont governor Howard Dean, and former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle, who has written a book on reforming healthcare.
Housing & Urban Development: Rep. Jim Clyburn, Shirley Franklin, Valerie Jarrett, Manuel Diaz
Justice: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Rep. Artur Davis
State: Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the former Democratic presidential nominee; private-equity investor and former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, former Georgia senator and rumored Obama veep contender Sam Nunn, and Colin Powell, President Bush's former secretary of state.
Transformation: Steve Heminger
Defense: Bob Gates, Richard Danzig, John Hamre and Colin Powell
Agriculture: Tom Buis, Charles Stenholm, Jim Leach and Tom Vilsack
Interior: Gov. Bill Richardson, Rep. Jay Inslee, John Leshy, David Hayes, Brian Schweitzer
Homeland Security: Tim Roemer, Raymond Kelly, James Lee Wit, Richard Clarke, Bill Bratton
Education: Colin Powell, Arne Duncan, James Hunt
Veterans Affairs: Max Cleland, Tammy Duckworth, Donna Shalala
Environmental Protection Agency: Robert Kennedy Jr., Kathleen McGinty
Trade Representative: Lael Brainard, Cal Dooley, Thomas (Mac) McLarty, Daniel Tarullo, Michael Wessel
Office of Management & Budget: Tom Daschle