Well folks, the change America’s voters desperately wanted is beginning to materialize before us.

During the campaign, at every stop we heard the droning from the leading Democratic candidate that to vote for McCain/Palin was to continue with the same ol’ Bush-era policies. We heard how Obama described himself as an agent of change and that he had the leadership and qualities necessary to pull Washington away from the status-quo. Rii-ight.

So, what do we have now? Well, it’s looking like this:

Veterans of Bill Clinton’s presidency will hold vital jobs throughout the government, although a bit farther from the Oval Office, Obama tapped some of Clinton’s closest allies for important jobs.

John Podesta, Clinton’s former White House chief of staff, is heading the transition effort.

Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a former top Clinton adviser, is Obama’s chief of staff.

Former Clinton appointees Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano appear in line for Cabinet posts.

Obama has signaled plans to name former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.
As of November 29, 2008, Obama announced he will give the position to Hillary. The official announcement will take place on Monday, November 30, 2008.

While crying for a defeat of McCain citing a continuation of Bush policies, Obama’s supporters are now praising him for reaching out to his toughest primary opponent.

Doesn’t this sound a bit hypocritical? Isn’t this a double standard? On the one hand we had the battle cry for change and now on the other we get none in terms of the thinkers within the administration. This is beginning to shape up as a repeat of the Clinton administration.

The big change we got from the Clinton-era was the highest tax increase the nation has ever seen. When the surplus started to pile up we heard Al Gore telling us our government should keep that surplus in some kind of lock-box for a rainy day. Leave it to the gile of Gore.

Some may argue that Obama needs to surround himself with seasoned Democrats experienced in the ways of federal government, but can’t Obama find anyone not part of the same old bunch of tired Democrats?

Like the commercial which once asked “Where’s the beef?”, I have to ask the obvious: “Where’s the change and how is it going to come from the same bunch of Clinton-era thinkers?”

Then there is the old adage, “The more things change the more they look the same.”

Some change, huh?

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