Wednesday, May 04, 2005

''The Chairman's Colorful Cabinet''

"Howard Dean is bringing minorities to the top of the minority party. That's rarer than you might think.---
Question: What do Branch Rickey, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Howard Dean have in common?
Answer: Each of them made a decision to break the color barrier by picking African Americans for key spots on their teams. Rickey, of course, signed Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers. Clinton appointed Ron Brown as the first African American to head the Commerce Department and Franklin Raines as the first black Office of Management and Budget Director (among others). Bush has followed in that tradition by naming African Americans as national-security adviser and twice as secretary of state -- Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Rice again, respectively.
And Dean?
Dean recently joined this notable list when he brought Cornell Belcher on as the first African American to serve as polling director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC)."-from the post on the American Prospect Online. Armando puts this on the table for discussion on Kos.

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