Obama's new cabinet nominations
Robert Gates has stepped down as Secretary of Defense, as he indicated he would last year. He did an admirable job for both Presidents Bush and Obama.
Current CIA director Leon Panetta (former OMB Budget guru) has been nominated to be the next Secretary of Defense. I think this is a good appointment.
Somewhat of a surprise, General David Petraeus has been nominated to become the next CIA director. I think this is a bit of a surprise, classic "outside the box" thinking.
Any thoughts or comments? Do you think Panetta and Gen Petraeus will be confirmed easily?