President elect Obama has become the pretext for a maddening swirl of speculation. Who is he going to appoint? To what post? Why? Who stands to benefit here? How smart a move is this? And while Obama has scooped up several of our own, a new name has cropped up in the chatter.
Both DailyKos and Wired have tossed Councilman John Liu's name (D-Flushing) into the ring as a suitable appointment for Transportation Secretary. As Chair of the City Council's Transportation Committee, he certainly has the wherewithal and knowledge.
But so far, Obama has gone for a slam dunk staff, and Representative Earl Blumenauer is the heavy favorite for the slot.
In the meantime, Lui has quietly launched his Public Advocate campaign website, oddly similar to POTUS-elect's. Hmmmm....