Here’s a novel idea.
How about acting as if intelligence and experience actually matters in staffing the people around the president?
Unlike President Bush, Barack Obama is intellectually confident and won’t mind having super smart people (like himself) surrounding him.
Jacob Weisberg, at Slate.com, today offers up his picks for Obama’s cabinet—and they amount to an intellectual’s dream team.
Here’s a snippet of his advice to Obama:
Among the intangible tasks Obama faces is vanquishing the anti-intellectualism of the past eight years, the prejudice that serious policy discussion is too effete for the Cabinet Room or the Oval Office. If he really wants to bring change to Washington, the new president should start by putting a sign in his window: No hacks.
To see the people that Weisberg suggests for the cabinet, read his article here.