Obama Renews Pledge Of Diversity

President-elect Barack Obama says he still plans to lead an administration that's diverse not just ethnically, but also politically.

He was asked at a Chicago news conference about his pledge to
include Republicans among his Cabinet appointments.

Obama said there are still more appointments to make -- and that in the end, he believes people will feel he's followed through on his commitment to a diverse administration. He says that will include diversity in the life experience of the people he appoints.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is the only known Republican in
Obama's Cabinet, though there are members of his foreign policy team who have not publicly declared their party affiliation.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APNP-12-16-08 1207EST


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 24, 2008 at 03:58 AM
    He needs some more nitwits to go with his dorks and apple polishers.
  • by rumplestilskin awakes on Dec 23, 2008 at 12:36 AM
    what an interesting comment tad, i agree wholeheartedly, Colin Powell thogh won't be his lap dog either. I may be wrong but ill give someone like him more credit,Thogh he is a turncoater. Who will?
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:21 PM
    Real Republicans don't want to serve in this phony's administration. Colin Powell may want to serve as lapdog. AP doesn't have it's facts straight, although Gates served in a Republican administration, he is not a registered Republican.
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