JFK, Round Two

On the other hand, maybe the progressives are absolutely right to worry about what the Clinton-to-State pick portends:

George STEPHANOPOULOS, on GMA, re the president-elect and the economy: "He's already doing more than any incoming president has ever done this quickly ... One Obama adviser told me what they'd like is a combination of 'Team of Rivals' and 'The Best and the Brightest,' which was the David Halberstam book about the incumbent Kennedy administration.
As Jason Zengerle puts it: "Maybe the Obama adviser reading The Best and the Brightest hasn't gotten to the part about Vietnam yet."

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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