Barack Obama has been winning raves for the Cabinet he's assembling.
Rare are the complaints from either Democrat or Republican as the president-elect goes about putting together this confederacy of brilliance.
It is an impressive bunch. You get a vibe from the CVs of this crowd that an Ivy League education didn't hurt when it came to passing muster.
Mr. Obama himself has an impressive educational resume and while I really do believe smart is good, street smarts are important too -- common sense, the school of hard knocks.
I was in Baghdad just before the war began and my gut told me a military invasion was a really bad idea.
I came home and heard the chorus of war proponents, including some really smart people I respect and thought, they must see something I don't.
They were wrong, and I'll never forgive myself for not trusting my gut.
I just hope somewhere in that cabinet there is someone who knows how to keep it real.