The West goes to Washington

January 2009
High Country News;1/19/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p5
The article focuses on the appointees of U.S. president-elect Barack Obama. It is stated that if the Senate approves the appointees, the Westerners recruited by Obama are likely to have a considerable impact, especially on their own home territory. Obama's Westerners include Colorado Senator Ken Salazar, Steven Chu, Jane Lubchenco, Janet Napolitano, and Hilda Solis. The author elaborates that Westerners have long known that its region is home to highly qualified experts, visionaries and entrepreneurs. The author expresses that Obama's choices seem to have been chosen more for pragmatism than ideology.


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