OK, so we interrupt our usual rants for an interesting historical question that is also an SEO experiment for my history website US History – the main website for the travel and history blog TravelandHistory.com
The Kennedy Cabinet was arguably one of the smartest in history, composed of many academics and intellectuals – something of a departure from earlier cabinets which I understand were often political allies, party hacks, etc. I think most in cabinet positions througout history have been distinguished in their fields, but not to the degree – at least intellectually – that we saw in The Kennedy Cabinet.
So the question at hand is how does the Obama Cabinet stack up to the Kennedy Cabinet?
(no answer needed, though I would be interested in hearing from folks on this). UPDATE: What a great discussion below about The Kennedy Cabinet ! Thanks Horatiox and Fools Gold for, as usual, a lot of very insightful comments.
Thanks, and we now return you to our regularly scheduled rational-but-uninspired ranting…