President-Elect Barack Obama continues to round out his White House and Cabinet positions with appointees drawn from the Illinois political mafia. This week he named two more cabinet level appointees from Illinois, Congressman Ray La Hood (R-Peoria), Secretary of Transportation, and Arne Duncan, CEO Chicago Public Schools as Secretary of Education.
His choice of La Hood as Secretary of Transportation won him some accolades for bi-partisanship. This is a little misleading, however. La Hood is one of those familiar Illinois Republicans who offers token opposition to the state’s democrats to maintain the illusion of a two party system, but in Washington, they often side with the socialist/democrats in Congress.