In our July issue we asked Lowdowners to come up with names for an Obama administration. Here’s what you told us:
Vice-President: Bill Richardson, comfortably ahead of
John Edwards (pre-confession) and Hillary Interesting: Joe Biden got just one vote
Attorney General: John Edwards (pre-confession) again,
with five times the votes of runner-up Hillary Interesting: Henry Waxman and Ronnie Earle (District Attorney
for Travis County, Texas) tied for third
Secretary of State: Bill Richardson, well ahead of Joe Biden Interesting: Bill Clinton third; Naomi Klein, Ann Wright (retired colonel who opposed Iraq attack), and Noam Chomsky all got a vote
Secretary of Defense: Colin Powell, just ahead of Wesley Clark Interesting suggestion: Cindy Sheehan
National Security Advisor: Richard Clark, well ahead of Wesley Clark Interesting suggestion: Scott Ritter
CIA chief: Valerie Plame just beat out Richard Clark
Secretary of Labor: John Edwards (pre-confession), one vote ahead of Robert Reich
Surgeon General: Howard Dean
Secretary of Interior: Al Gore
Secretary of Agriculture: Runaway win for Jim Hightower!
UN Ambassador: Bill Clinton
FCC: Bill Moyers, followed by Lawrence Lessig and Jon Stewart
FDA: Ralph Nader
Secretary of Health: Hillary Clinton, easily
Secretary of the Treasury: Paul Krugman (New York Times columnist), beating fellow economist Joseph Stiglitz
Supreme Court: Hillary Clinton again, ahead of Mario Cuomo and 24 other nominees
Next issue: Who you see in a McCain administration.
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