If there’s one thing that’s bothering me these days, and of course there are far more, it’s the fuss being made by some folks about President-elect Obama’s appointments.

Recycled Clintonites, they say.

Change? What change, they ask.

Well, aside from the fact that appointing illiterate deaf-mutes would be an improvement over the current administration, I would have thought most Democrats figured the years 1993-2001 were pretty good on balance.

We had peace, we had prosperity and if you throw out Bill Clinton’s, ah, appetites, we had a very competent government.

So I’ve got no problem with bringing in people who know where the bodies are buried, so to speak, and even some of the more controversial cases like Hillary Clinton can’t be judged strictly in terms of those years.

During the Clinton years, she was an unelected adviser. Now she’s an eight-year U.S. senator.

I don’t much care who Obama appoints, as long as they’re on board with what he wants to do and know that he’s the boss.

No more disengaged Reagans or Dubyas.

Obama’s in charge, and that’s fine with me.

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