First Presidential Appointments: I like what I see

So far, I have seen no signs that Barack Obama, in making his first appointments, has bowed to any pressure except to his personal preferences and his own liking of those whom he trusts and in whom he has confidence.

This is the first major, refreshing change from Bush's administration. His pandering to the right-wing religious base during the attempt to appoint the woefully unqualified Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court being one of the worst examples.