This is not an unreasonable position for a Democrat to take, of course; or, rather, it is unreasonable, but it is not particularly unexpected. But since Greg Orman is still urinating on people’s legs and telling them that it’s bipartisanship, well…
Democratic Senate candidate Greg Orman said that he would allow the president to choose whomever he “feels he needs to pick” to serve in cabinet positions.
“At the end of the day, we sort of let to need chief executives, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, pick the team that they feel like they need to pick to run various cabinet agencies,” Orman said during a Kansas Senate debate with incumbent Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) on Wednesday.
Put another way: Greg Orman just told Kansans that he would have voted for Tom Daschle, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Tim Geithner, Bill Richardson, Eric Shinseki, Steven Chu, Kathleen Sebelius. Also, Van Jones, Elizabeth Warren, and Lisa Jackson, probably. And, again: we expect that kind of rubber-stamp behavior from Democrats under a Democratic President. Republicans under a Democratic President, on the other hand**…
*Still not going to pretend.
*Yes, I know that many of the people on that list were confirmed in a pro forma fashion. But many of them were not; and a few were not actually confirmed at all. Time to pull out the flow chart: