hey, don’t worry – he did make a speech in 2002! Now it’s on to those Bush war policies and the hope & change have yet to be seen

Obama wants Bush war team to stay

sRobert Gates sent his staff an e-mail

“I have received authorization from the president-elect’s transition team to extend a number of Department of Defense political appointees an invitation to voluntarily remain in their current positions until replaced,” Mr. Gates said in a Friday e-mail.

The effect of this is that

Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary, confirmed that Mr. Gates wants to retain temporarily most political appointees, saying nearly all of the service secretaries and undersecretaries will remain until Senate confirmation of their successors, which can take months.

and just in case one thinks this is somehow standard – we are talking political appointees which are only retained in defense for some strange reason, while

Other federal agencies, including state, justice and homeland security are not keeping political appointees.

Only the “war team”. Lovely.

So now this little bit of news makes even more sense

Rev. Pat Robertson: ‘I am remarkably pleased with Obama…he’s picked a middle-of-the-road Cabinet.’

It comes completely with denying Bush

After giving Bush a C- for his presidency, Robertson said he’s “remarkably pleased with Obama.”

Funniest thing at the link are the comments. From the lolcat

blogenfreude Says:

Do. Not. Want.

to a slightly more articulate, if obsessive

666lattes Says:

Let’s be real. He’s just pleased that Obama gave gays the middle-finger by inviting Warren to deliver the invocation.

and then the B0bot hanging onto the sacred words so as to not have his faith shaken:

motorfingaz Says:

Another right wing rat trying to prevent thier (sic) drowning down the drain of irrelevance in the ” Age Of Obama “.

Of course, we are not surprised.