Monkeykid (SNN): Last night at True Whig Headquarters, Governor Adams announced his initial cabinet appointments.
Initial speculation had been that Adams would appoint solely from within his ruling True Whig party, but showing the true principals of equity that he has long been known for, he reached across the aisles to appoint a multi-party cabinet.
Not everyone was pleased, however. Shira R. Adams, chairwoman of the RDF and leader of the opposition, commented that Adams did little other than re-appointing individuals who had served in comparable positions prior to the coup; and more importantly, it was an aged group:
While no-one doubts the service and dedication of the Governor’s selections, the simple fact is that with one exception, they are elders and shan’t be expected to serve much longer. Under the pretenses of bi-partisanship, the Governor has done little but to appoint caretakers that will allow the Whigs to consolidate their hold on the bureaucracy whilst appearing to govern without faction.
The Governor dismissed Chairwoman Adams’ concerns:
I choose the best people for the jobs at hand. Perhaps Shira is unhappy with the simple fact that the best people reject the theocratic ideology of the RDF to champion reason and knowledge.
It is hard to dispute the Governor’s assertion. Justice Minister Madison S. Jackson had long served as MKPD Chief, whilst Zondra J. bin-Fahd had served as Education Minister under the previous government.
The nominees represent the three parties. Jackson is the wife of the Progress Party chairman. Bin-Fahd is a True Whig loyalist, while Larson is the son-in-law of one of the RDF founders.