Thursday, September 20, 2012

CAP's Podesta to Become Next Energy Secretary?

Politico speculates that John Podesta, Chair and Counselor of the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF), could become the next Energy Secretary if President Barack Obama wins a second term.  Podesta served as White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton.  He also served as co-chair of President Obama's transition team, but declined to take a position in the first four years of Obama's Administration.  Says Politico:
John Podesta, chairman of the Center for American Progress and former chief of staff and current wingman to Bill Clinton, could have almost any job he wants. Podesta has turned down earlier offers but left the impression with officials he might take a prominent role in running energy policy, perhaps as energy secretary.