There's been some concern that most of the names mentioned for Obama's cabinet are white guys. In part this is due to an overwhelming focus on Treasury, State, and Defense rather than, say, Justice where several women have a shot, or Homeland Security (Jane Harman is mentioned as a potential pick there). But I do think there will be fewer women in top-level cabinet jobs than many of us would like to see. In part, this isn't Obama's fault.
Who knows how accurate Politico's appointment projections are. We'll have to wait and see. But Caroline Kennedy being considered for UN Ambassador? Now, unlike her cousin, Caroline seems like a sensible person, but as far as I can tell, she has no experience in diplomacy or foreign policy of any kind.
John Murtha, Frank Wolf, and Lincoln Diaz-Balart have been reelected. Mario Diaz-Balart's race hasn't been called, but seems to be in decent shape. Leonard Lance defeated Lisa Stender in New Jersey's open 7th District. It's looking like a very good night for Democrats in the House, but not one quite equal to 2006. Nonetheless, that would mean Democrats have a 50 seat edge in the House, which is huge. Call it 20 seats not 30, very roughly. We're still waiting on VA-2 and OH-1.