Chair of Homeland Security Comm. releases statement Wed. praising Obama for tapping “outstanding” Panetta and “distinguished” Petraeus.
Once again, Obama has produced a slate of national security personnel choices that are beyond reproach and unassailable from the right. He's chosen known quantities with a history of putting America's security ahead of political considerations. In a political culture where much of the right criticizes EVERYTHING the president does, this is another super strong and thoughtful set of choices that should produce acclaim (or, in some quarters, silence).