Yes, Politico, choosing current elected officials for roles in a new administration may result in people they know being appointed to their vacant seats.


The solution, obviously, is to appoint orphans to everything.

UPDATE: To be clear, the issue isn't that nepotism and dynastic tendencies are actually good things. It's that any administration is going to choose people who have family members, many of whom will have political aspirations. If our criteria for choosing executive officers must rest on people who have no relatives who could at some point theoretically be appointed to their seats, then we've just drafted the Oliver Twist Full Employment Act of 2008.