Funny, GQ, I was just thinking considering Hill's many healthcare effors, HHS could have been the place for her! But I am truly a Daschle admirer in any case.
There's been so much noise the past couple of days about Obama's "Clinton-oriented" appointments - as if Rahm Emanuel and Eric Holder (both close friends and allies of Obama) constitute a pattern, especially with the Hillary issue up in the air. And Tom D is definitely an "insider", in the best way.
But I think as the long list of appointees fleshes out, we'll see more an more "newer" faces - though not necessarily at the very top of agencies, where we do need strong, accomplished people.
I'd love to see the astute Sheila Bair of the FDIC move up - treasury, I don't know, but possibly. She's a clear thinker and has done well on her end of things the past year.