Monday, December 01, 2008

Pleasantly Surprised

I have to admit being pleasantly surprised by the picks Obama has made as he as assembled his cabinet. The people mad at him for choosing Robert Gates to continue as the Secretary of Defense are all the people I want mad about foreign policy. Sec. Gates is beloved here in Aggieland from his time as president of Texas A&M University.

My first time on campus was the week President Bush chose Dr. Gates to be the new SecDef. I was attending my first Midnight Yell at Kyle Field just before the Nebraska game in 2006. Dr. Gates spoke to the students for the last time. They have placed a monument on campus honoring the fight against terrorism. This is the plaque on that monument:

1 comment:

WhiteEyebrows said...

I also thought Gates' retention was quite a bold move by Obama. I've often thought Paulsen should stay as well... but doesn't seem that will happen.

Obama said today that foreign relations are just as important as the economic crisis. Seems those daily intelligence briefings have changes his tune a bit since the campaign. :)