By Nathan Pitman
To add on to the predictions we are making for class I offer up these predictions. They are based mostly on my own observations however they have been aided considerably by newspaper reports and a number of friends I have who work in D.C. and “claim” to have some super secret info.
Obviously the following are based on an Obama win on Tuesday. Look to see one of two people named as chief of staff within the next two to three weeks. The next nominee will likely be a treasury secretary.
Chief of staff: Rahm Emanuel or Tom Daschle
Secretary of State: Bill Richardson
Attorney general: Tim Kaine
Defense secretary : Chuck Hagel
Treasury secretary: Warren Buffett
(other possibilities for sec treas:)
Homeland Security secretary: Gary Hart ( I go with Gary Hart here because he is from Colorado and I have heard him speak about the related issues many times however, Susan Collins may have a shot)
Commerce secretary: Olympia Snowe
Secretary of Energy: Jeff Bingaman
Secretary of Labor: Richard Gephardt
Secretary of the Interior: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Max Cleland
Secretary of Transportation: Ed Rendell
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Howard Dean
Education secretary: David Boren
Senior adviser: David Axelrod
National security adviser: Anthony Zinni
(the possibility exists that Samantha Power will also be involved in a high level possibly as Director of State Department policy planning).
White House economic adviser: Jason Furman (Warren Buffett could be named if he is not named as treasury secretary)
V.P. chief of staff : Tony Blinken
Press secretary: Bill Burton
1st Supreme Court nominee: Elena Kagan (She is the current dean of Harvard Law School. I would go so far as to guarantee it is a woman).
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations: Caroline Kennedy
Environmental Protection Agency administrator: Lincoln Chafee
CIA director: Tim Roemer
Director of National Intelligence: Jane Harman