A few days ago, the insider-types over at Politico were kicking around shortlists for cabinet appointments and other high level sinecures in DC should Obama win the presidential election. Two prominent northwesterners make the lists. Washington’s congressional representative Jay Inslee could be considered for Secretary of the Interior. (The current interior secretary, Dirk Kempthorne, is also a northwesterner.) And the Transportation Department’s top spot may go to Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer.
Inslee and Blumenauer are two northwesterners that Sightline is officially “in the tank” for. They are genuine visionaries on key sustainability issues. They’ve already done a lot for the Northwest and for the country—and here’s hoping that they get a chance to do even more.