When you're as phenomenonally popular as Barack Obama you enjoy a pretty wide choice in staffing your new administration. The Politico is reporting that Obama is seriously considering Robert F. Kennedy to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Talk about turning a major department on its head. After eight years during which environmental protection meant whatever industry wanted it to mean, the arrival of an actual environmentalist could put the "protection" back into EPA.
Other notables also rumoured to be possibles are billionaire Warren Buffet and former Republican secretary of state, general Colin Powell. This could be a blockbuster cabinet.
Oh, just one other little point. Robert Kennedy is an avowed critic of the Athabasca Tar Sands which may give Steve a bit of pause. The Canadian papers are full of some bold global warming initiative Steve is trying to nudge under Obama. Chances are that won't get very far. I think the Democrats in the White House and the legislature are going to want to think through their own climate change positions and policies before entertaining any fanciful ideas from their arch-conservative buddies in Ottawa.