I had great hopes for Barack Obama. I felt his political skills were substantial and his ability to run such a great campaign convinced me to vote his way. I believed his competence would be a welcome change from the Bush years. Alas, sometimes beliefs fall quickly. How could Obama and his team be so careless in choosing cabinet members? Give me break. This is politics 101 and to look so careless is not going to help instill confidence in the American people that the president's stimulus package is the right way to go. Oy Vay, what a mess.