Diary

The Potential Obama Adminstration


I’ve obtained the internal flow chart in PDF form of how the Obama administration is shaping up.

Very interesting stuff.

For example, Obama is considering Shirley Franklin, Atlanta’s mayor, for HUD Secretary. Franklin, you’ll recall, participated in a hate filled race-baiting ad two years ago in which she and Rep. John Lewis claimed Republicans in charge was more dangerous to black people than the police and police dogs in the streets during the 60’s civil rights struggle.

He’s also got Penny Pritzker listed as a potential Commerce Secretary pick. This is Penny “shady loan” Pritzker who ran her bank into the ground and hob-knobed with Ahmadinejad.

The list also considers Howard Dean for Secretary of HHS and both Dick Gephardt and David Bonior to undermine the Labor Department.

See the whole thing here

By the way, the Alonzo Jackson notation in the chart is wrong. The memo that accompanies the chart makes that clear. I’ve put the memo below the fold.We are forwarding the attached transition flowchart for your background information. (The only correction we would make to the attached chart is that the current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is The Honorable Steven Preston, not Secretary Alphonso Jackson as noted on the attached chart.)

The attached chart lists:

  • Page 1: The individuals who are reported to be under consideration for the Cabinet and other key posts
  • Pages 1 & 2: Current Cabinet Members; More background detail on those being considered for the Cabinet posts
  • Page 3 & 4: Executive Offices of the President — Lists those who have either been selected or are under consideration for key posts in the Obama White House, OMB, and U.N. Ambassador
  • Page 5: List members of the Obama Transition Teams

In addition, the following are the individuals who have been actively involved as policy advisers to President-Elect Obama. Some are listed on the attached charts, but some are not because they may not want to be considered for posts on the Administration at this time.

  • General
  • Rep. Rahm Emmanuel, new White House Chief of Staff
  • Robert Gibbs, new White House Press Secretary
  • Transition Team:
  • John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and Co-Chair of the Obama Transition Team
  • Pete Rouse, Obama’s Senate Office Chief of Staff
  • Valerie Jarrett, close friend and adviser from Chicago and Co-Chair of the Obama Transition Team
  • Jim Messina, former Deputy Director of the Obama for President Campaign, former Chief of Staff to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Personnel Director for the Obama Transition Team
  • Cassandra Q. Butts, Obama Transition Team General Counsel
  • Governors of Interest:
  • Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ)
  • Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA)
  • Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM), former presidential candidate and Clinton’s Secretary of Energy and Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS)

  • Economic Advisors:

  • Lael Brainard, former Clinton White House Deputy National Economic Advisor
  • Investor Warren Buffett
  • Michael Froman, former Treasury Chief of Staff
  • New York City Fed President Timothy Geithner
  • Campaign advisors Austan Goolsbee and Jason Furman
  • Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin
  • Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers
  • Daniel Tarullo, former Assistant to President Clinton for International Economic Policy
  • Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

  • Energy and Environment Advisors:

  • Julie Anderson, formerly with the Clinton Administration
  • Carol Browner, former U.S. EDP Administrator
  • Bradley Campbell, former Commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
  • Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy Center and the National Commission on Energy Policy
  • Elgie Holstein, who served in Clinton’s Commerce and Energy Departments
  • Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy, Public Policy, and Nuclear Engineering at the University of California (Berkeley)
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Environmental lawyer and son of the late Attorney General
  • Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center (Chicago)
  • Frank Loy, environmental consultant
  • Katie McGinty, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Mary Nichols Head of the California Air Resources Board
  • Robert Sussman, former U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator
  • Heather Zichal, formerly with Senator Kerry (D-MA)

  • Advisors on Health Care

  • Stuart Altman, Dean of Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • David Blumenthal, Director of the Institute of Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard professor
  • David Cutler, served on Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council

  • Advisors on Technology/Telecommunications

  • Vint Cerf, Google Vice President
  • Julius Genachowski, co-founder of LaunchBoxDigital and former Chief Counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt
  • Former FCC Chairmen Reed Hundt and William Kennard
  • Larry Strickland, former FCC Bureau Chief

  • National Security Advisors

  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
  • Former Senator David Boren (current President of the University of Oklahoma)
  • Gregory Craig, former Clinton Special Counsel
  • Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher
  • Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy under Clinton
  • Tony Lake, former Clinton National Security Advisor
  • Former Senator Sam Nunn
  • Susan Rice, former Clinton Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
  • Jim Steinberg, former Clinton Deputy National Security Advisor
  • General Anthony Zinni

Also, for those who may be interested, the General Government Printing Office today announced that the “Plum Book,” which lists the federal positions that can be filled by appointment as a new administration takes office, will be available Wednesday from the GPO’s bookstore on North Capitol Street for $38. The text also will be posted on the GPO’s Web site at no charge to the public. After each presidential election since 1960, the “Plum Book,” officially titled as “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions,” has been alternately published by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee or the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.