Southern Cabinet

I hope to never address this issue again, but I can’t help but notice that for an administration that allegedly contains no Southerners, Barack Obama’s administration contains an awful lot of people with significant ties to the south.

The Secretary of State lived in Arkansas for 26 years, including over ten years as First Lady of that state. The Secretary of Defense lived in Texas for seven years, including time spent as president of Texas A&M University. The Press Secretary is from North Carolina. The “climate czar” is from Florida and spent many years working in Florida politics. And the US Trade Representative is from Texas and served as mayor of a major southern city.

But apparently things like “being from the south” or “living in the south” or “working in the south” or “heading major southern institutions” doesn’t count as being a southerner. It’s Trent Lott or bust!