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That Obama campaign line about how electing John McCain would mean four more years of Bush is getting more snort-worthy every day.

After retaining President Bush’s Defense Secretary, we now learn that Obama is keeping on most of Bush’s political appointees at the Pentagon. WT’s Bill Gertz reports:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has asked most Bush administration political appointees except those targeted for dismissal to stay on in the Pentagon until replaced by the Obama administration in the coming months.

“I have received authorization from the president-elect’s transition team to extend a number of Department of Defense political appointees an invitation to voluntarily remain in their current positions until replaced,” Mr. Gates said in an Dec. 19 e-mail to political appointees.

The chance to stay is “available to all willing political appointees with the exception of those who are contacted individually and told otherwise,” he stated…Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary, confirmed that Mr. Gates wants to retain most political appointees. He said the policy of keeping so many holdover officials is unusual for a transition from a Republican to Democratic administration.

Continuity you can believe in.

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Barack Obama