The Women of Obama’s Future Cabinet

Last week, the news broke that Obama is considering Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.  And this week, the vetting process is expanding to include two more high-powered women.

According to a CNN article earlier today, sources are reporting that Obama’s top pick for commerce secretary is Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker, who was his campaign’s finance chair.

The biography on Pritzker’s official Web site repots that she is an “innovative business buiilder, a civic leader and a philanthropist.”  The billionaire chairs four major corporations.

The CNN article also reported that Obama’s top pick for homeland security secretary will be Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, the former U.S. Attorney General for Arizona.

According to Napolitano’s official governor Web site, she was selected by Time Magazine as one of America’s Top Five Governors and “continues to fight for quality schools, affordable health care, sensible and forward-thinking economic development, a safe homeland and has taken extensive measures to create fiscal responsibility and to end bureaucratic waste.”

While the choices await official vetting and, of course, acceptance from the choices, I applaud Obama for choosing three powerful women for important cabinet posts.  

Here’s to seeing even more as the positions fill up.

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