Bush appoints two outsiders to Cabinet

The nominees are real, hardworking people, and they are the best at what they do.

President George W. Bush seems to be looking to set a new standard during his second term in the White House. He has recently appointed Carlos Gutierrez and Bernard Kerik to his Cabinet. Unlike former appointments to his Cabinet, these guys are not insiders, and they are not politicians. They are easy leaders to follow and are sure to jump hard into moving the United States into the right direction. Both are strong choices and make it obvious that Bush is looking to appoint only the best for his second term.

Gutierrez, the recent chief executive officer of the Kellogg Co., has been appointed to be U.S. secretary of commerce, replacing Donald Evans. Gutierrez has lived the true American dream. He left Cuba as an exile in 1960 with his family, coming to the United States seeking opportunity and starting from scratch. He started working for Kellogg delivering Frosted Flakes in Mexico City. He worked his way up the ladder – all the way up. Now, Gutierrez is hoping to serve the president, upon Senate approval.

Bush picked Kerik to be the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik is the former police commissioner of New York. He dealt immediately with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in his role as New York’s police chief. He understands all aspects of security because of his extensive experience in law enforcement. Kerik is to replace former secretary Tom Ridge. Kerik’s appointment shows that Bush has anti-terrorism high on the agenda for his second term.

Both recent appointments have two things in common – they are real, hardworking people, and they are the best at the work they do. The two men have lived the normal, everyday life that U.S. citizens live. They started out not as politicians, but as U.S. workers. They both have exhibited throughout their lives incredible work ethic, bringing them to the top ranks of their professions. They have experienced first hand aspects of U.S. society that many politicians have not. Both Gutierrez and Kerik will carry their street smarts into the White House, looking to create a stronger, more united United States.