Monday, November 03, 2008

miller, kirk being considered for obama cabinet

If Barack Obama wins the presidency tomorrow, one of his first and most important tasks will be deciding on the members of his cabinet. Rumors abound that some prominent Texans may be on the shortlist to become key players in an Obama administration- including two former Dallas mayors, Laura Miller and Ron Kirk.

Once again, Vince Leibowitz Capitol Annex has the scoop.

Congressman Chet Edwards (D-Waco) is reportedly a possibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs post in an Obama cabinet, but a longshot as him vacating his seat would undoubtedly leave it in Republican Hands. In addition, former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller is reportedly under consideration for an Obama administration post, although what that post might be and whether it is a cabinet-level post is uncertain.

We’ve also heard that Houston Mayor Bill White is “on the list,” for consideration, but for what post remains to be seen.

Leibowitz also notes that former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk may be up for Secretary of Commerce.

We've got our fingers crossed for both of our hometown candidates!

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