Obama's cabinet, to put it quite simply (which is all I'm capable of doing after continent hopping back to London over the last 24 hours) is shaping up quite nicely. One could certainly argue whether he's getting the mix of the new and old-school balance right, but I am nonetheless thrilled in a "Can I hear a hallelujah and an amen" kind of way for the selection of Susan Rice as UN ambassador.
On top of having the good sense to pick someone who has a record of calling genocide like she sees it, Obama has also elevated the UN Ambassadorship back to a cabinet level position. It's easy to tell just how good of a move this is as former Bush-administration UN ambassador John Bolton proffers not one but two reasons why he disagrees with the change. Go, Obama, go.