Obama's cabinet picks provide a fascinating glimpse into how he will govern and what he will try to accomplish.
1 - Obama selected Holder to be USAG because of one thing: he's black and Obama wanted to appoint the first black. This is identity politics and groupism and proves that Obama will continue the collectivist approach to social problems.
2 - The economics team is an experienced group of center-left economists who will do okay - not what we conservatives want, but a lot better than we might have gotten. Volcker, and Summers are solid.
Obama will let them do what they have to do to get the financial system rolling again. Summers won't oppose eventually raising taxes to Clintonian heights.
3 - The national security team are also centrists - but Scowcroftian; they will pursue dialog, appeasement and what they call "realism" - AND TOSS ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS A SOON AS THEY CAN.
4 - The team which will run the LEFT-WING departments - HHS, Education, Labor, the EPA and his science advisor are all HARDCORE LEFTIES.
This is where Obama will pursue an aggressive left-wing agenda.