Thursday, August 18, 2016

Clinton, who recently 'reversed' her pro-TPP position, has already chosen two pro-TPP

Sanders supporters who don't trust Clinton's recent conversions on the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership won't be reassured by her appointment of former Virginia Senator and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to run her transition team. Salazar most recently was employed by the powerhouse D.C. influence peddler WilmerHale. From The Hill:
     The choice of Salazar is a pretty good sign that as expected we’ll be seeing the “revolving door” in full force in a Clinton administration. As head of the transition he’ll have enormous influence on who fills thousands of jobs at the White House and federal agencies.
     As Senator Elizabeth Warren has forcefully argued, one of the lessons of the Obama administration is clear: “personnel is policy.” Who Clinton chooses to help her run the White House may tell us more about her true priorities than promises she made on the campaign trail.
     After all, we’ve already seen her choice of a vice president. Once Democrats prevail on Election Day, we’ll have a pro-TPP, pro-Hyde Amendment Vice President. Tim Kaine is the man that Clinton believes is the best person to lead the country, should she for any reason be unable to fulfill the duties of her office.

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