President-elect Barack Obama announced two more nominations for his cabinet today: former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar for interior secretary. Salazar wore a cowboy hat and bolo tie during the press conference.
Salazar is Obama’s second Latino cabinet appointee. The other is commerce secretary-designate and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who also regularly sports a bolo tie (but not a cowboy hat). So Obama got a two-fer in the diversity column by picking Salazar – another Hispanic and a cowboy.
You probably thought Obama would steer clear of cowboys after the Bush administration. But at least it’s not Hillary Clinton wearing a cowboy hat. Not only would she look funny in one, the style might indicate Obama wants his secretary of state to continue Bush’s disasterous brand of cowboy diplomacy. Nobody wants that.
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Bread Line bonus photo: Obama wearing a cowboy hat!