Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Reminder of What Change Means

Just about the only criticism that anyone can make about Obama so far is that his appointments don't represent change. Well, that just shows that some folks never have really understood what Obama meant by change. Change means actually getting things, such as healthcare legislation, done. Change means reestablishing our standing in the world. Change means no more torture. Change means a new vision for the nation. Change means transparency in government. Change means working in a bipartisan fashion. Change means respecting that government can be a solution. In a nutshell, change is government working in a bipartisan way to solve problems.
Change doesn't mean hiring fresh face liberals. Change doesn't mean having a team that's inexperienced. Change doesn't mean hiring Dennis Kucinich as national security adviser.