Meet the Cabinet Losers

As Bamelot dawns, a few Democrats aren't exactly feeling theexcitement of the new era. The Politico has a round-up of those polsthat Obama declined to pick for prime cabinet spots. There's JohnKerry, thought to be a contender for State ("He's crushed," says anaide). Howard Dean did not get the Health and Human Servicespost—possibly because of his bad relationship with Rahm Emanuel. Alsoamong the losers: Dick Holbrooke (State) and Susan Rice (NationalSecurity Advisor). Bill Richardson might become Commerce Secretary,but he was probably hoping for something more. Mandatory note ofcaution: few of Obama's choices are official at this point.