WASHINGTON (CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk as U.S. Trade Representative, according to one Democratic official.
Not a bout state but individuals with credibility and the man has one!
Is this a good thing?
I hope Ron Kirk lives forever. If he were to die, I'd be the worst golfer on earth!
I'm black, my opinion is Obama needs to be careful of who's who in his cabinet. He can't have too many of THESE and not enough of THOSE. I'm glad I am not in his shoes. I would have had all FEMALES. This country would be on a serious budget. We'll be cutting coupons everyday. Don't buy this unless it is needed. Our budget would be tight and surplus.
Ron Kirk would be a fine choice. He did a good job as mayor. He would have done well as a senator as well. He'd take a big pay cut to work in the administration, but I'm sure he'd do a good job.
Wow this has such a breath of fresh air feel compared to the oppression of the last 8 years
Why all the bad comments on Kirk? Before he got in office we lost several major projects to suburban cities like Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas Motor Speedway and were about to loose the Mavericks and Stars until his administration came in and saved it. Remember Steve Bartlet? The man has a multitude of credentials and will serve us well as a top administrator. Ron Kirk never was and will be a true liberal he has governed from the center.
For those who say this in only cronie politics, here is a flashback from the past. Your soon-to-be ex-president appointed the head of a horse club as the director of FEMA and you see how well that worked out (heckuva job Brownie!).
In this case, Mr. Kirk is well qualified in terms of education and job experience. He also backed the right candidate and that always bodes well for your career no matter what side of the aisle you are on.
To be less than delicate: Repubs your time at the table has ended.
George Bush is a Saint, doesn't curse and look what that got us? Go Ron!
Electric Deregulation aside, I think Mr Kirk would do well. North Texas needs an advocate in the cabinet or inner circle.
Mayor Kirk is politically and intellectually savvy, conscientious and pragmatic- qualities all cabinet members will need to have to help deal with the economic tumult the U.S. currently faces. The national perception of Dallas politicians currently rivals that of Illinois' governor, Mayor Kirk's appointment and service in the Obama administration would be the first step toward neutralizing the growth of that perception.
Ron Kirk would do Texas and the US proud as Transportation secretary. He has common sense.
Bravo.... Ron Kirk was a wonderful mayor. I lived in Dallas until I moved to Houston and I just loved Mr Kirk. He is am outstanding man.
As long as he's not related to the Bush family.
TO-Matt December 18th, 2008 4:02 pm ET
Oh NO!!!! NOT A TEXAN!!! lol
FYI...Ron Kirk was an Excellent Mayor in BIG D Good Choice !!!!!