When I first heard that Barack Obama was reportedly considering Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for a cabinet level position, my first thought was 'You have got to be kidding me.' Having heard him speak a few times, he strikes me as a conspiracy theorist and a hyperbolic nut.
Apparently it's quite a bit worse than that, and the science blogger who calls himself "Orac" has much, much more here.
Obama should think about re-appointing Christie Todd Whitman to head up the Environmental Protection Agency. She had the position early on in the first G.W. Bush administration but resigned rather than genuflect in obeisance to Dick Cheney.
Not only is she smart, competent, and experienced, but the political benefit would be great, considering that Obama owes much of his victory to dissatisfaction with the likes of Cheney.