Here's a Politico story about why the president-elect has yet to name a single Southerner to his Cabinet. The bottom line? According to those in the know, hardly any Southern Democrats are qualified--yet another sad blow to the Jupiter-sized ego of our own governor.
Some Democrats chock it up to happenstance and say Obama is simply picking the most qualified people, no matter the region. Others acknowledge, however, that the paucity of Democrats in Obama's cabinet reflects the declining political power of the red-leaning Southern states and the weakening bench of the blue team there.
"Who comes to mind immediately?" asked Charles Bullock, a political science professor at the University of Georgia. "No one, really."