Obama Taps First Responders

by Nathan L. Gonzales February 26, 2009 · 11:05 PM EST

Apparently if you wanted to be in President Obama’s administration, you should have given a Democratic response to one of President Bush’s State of the Union speeches.

  • Commerce designee Gary Locke (2003)
  • Former Commerce designee Bill Richardson (2004 — Spanish response)
  • Former Health and Human Services designee Tom Daschle (2001 & 2004)
  • Rumored Health and Human Services designee Kathleen Sebelius (2008)
  • Appointed DNC Chairman Tim Kaine (2006)

Honorable mention: Obama also wanted Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to be U.S. Trade Representative (2007 — Spanish response.)