Bad news of the day
It's now more or less official that Clinton will be the secretary of state. I think Kerry or Richardson would have been less bad.
Between Clinton and Biden, you have two real hawks.
I think the Clinton nomination is a setback specifically for hopes of a two state solution in Israel/Palestine. Let's hope Obama becomes the diplomat himself on that issue.
In related news, Politico has a piece about how the left has mostly let Obama off the hook so far. I think they've got it mostly correct. One thing to remember here is that many of the big liberal blogs aren't actually very left. Many of them take historically standard Democratic positions on a lot of issues. The Bush Administration made them seem further left. Same thing with Keith Olbermann.
Update: One more piece of evidence that Obama is making bad choices: David Brooks thinks they are good choices.