Time to dial up some diversity

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has handed in her resignation, bringing an end to an undistinguished tenure. Solis was the first Hispanic woman to lead a major federal agency, and her departure will leave Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as the only Hispanic in President Obama’s cabinet.

Moreover, Obama has just nominated white males for Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Treasury, and CIA Director. Expect him to use the vastly less important Secretary of Labor post to check multiple diversity boxes.

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