Report Card: Obama Appointments and Nominations

This week, president-elect Barack Obama made the last of his major nominations and appointments for his staff. Barring a Nannygate type of scandal, we know who be sitting at the table in Obama's White House. As a result, it's time to grade his choices.

Joe Biden not Stepping Down

There is a rumor floating around that Biden will be stepping down for health reasons, to be replaced by Hillary Clinton. Sorry, folks, it’s not going to happen.

Not that I wouldn’t like to see at least part of that become reality. I feel the Biden appointment was the first truly disappointing move on Obama’s part. In a campaign of supposed change, choosing such a warmed over Washington insider as Biden was a poor choice. And the libertarian in me …