That’s Quite a Premise

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January 2, 2009 4:31 a.m.

I was hoping it wouldn’t be too long before the real nonsense kicked in. And it seems my prayers have been answered. According to this story in today’s Post, some right-wingers think some of Obama’s advisors are too liberal. Imagine that …

Obama’s Team Rankles the Right

To Some Conservatives, Advisers Are Alarmingly Liberal

To some staunch conservatives watching President Bush relinquish the reins of power to President-elect Barack Obama, a few too many ardent liberals are now crashing the gates.

Some well-known Democratic activists are advising Obama on how to steer federal agencies, including a few whom conservative Republicans fought hard to keep out of power in the Clinton administration. They include Roberta Achtenberg, a gay activist whose confirmation as an assistant housing secretary was famously held up by then-Sen. Jesse Helms (N.C.), and Bill Lann Lee, who was hotly opposed by foes of affirmative action and temporarily blocked from the government’s top civil rights job.

Conservatives fear that some of these Obama transition advisers are too far left on the political spectrum and are a sign of radical policies to come.

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