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  • Cabinet Appointments of Which I Approve

    Continuing my in-depth look at the appointments of the incoming Obama administration here in the States, today we should focus on the man who was just grilled for the position of Attorney General, Eric Holder.


    I think Holder is a perfect pick to get the Justice Department back on track. Yes, he has an excellent public service record, but what cinches it for me is his strong resemblance to


    RON GLASS aka Detective Harris from TV’s Barney Miller. This will reinforce a sense among the public that people experienced with true criminal justice are in charge and ready to go, albeit a little on edge from having to drink Detective Yemana’s gross coffee. In fact, I think we could do a lot worse than model the Cabinet on the reliable 12th Precinct. A Detective Dietrichesque figure would be good for the Energy Department, say. Leon Panetta didn’t quite ring true as a Director of the CIA, but believe me, someone who can bring that Abe Vigoda- Fish vibe, certainly would.

    Ah. We’re just a week away from a new administration.



    Comment from Pj Perez
    Time: January 15, 2009, 1:27 pm

    That kinda makes me miss Barney Miller. Great, now I’ll be looking for that somewhere. Wonder if there’s DVDs on Netflix …

    Comment from Zack Smith
    Time: January 15, 2009, 1:34 pm

    The first two seasons are on DVD, and Season 3 is coming out soon!

    Good times.

    Wish they’d bring the rest of HILL STREET BLUES and ST. ELSEWHERE out…

    Comment from Matt Wieringo
    Time: January 15, 2009, 1:40 pm

    Wait, wasn’t Abe Vigoda Vice President for the last 8 years?

    Comment from Pj Perez
    Time: January 16, 2009, 9:25 am

    Thanks for the update, Zack. I’ll have to go check that out.

    And thanks for letting us take over your comments section, Jeff. :)