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Clarence Page: Welcome to Donald Trump's Bizarro World cabinet picks

Clarence Page: Welcome to Donald Trump's Bizarro World cabinet picks

As low as my expectations might be for the Donald Trump presidency, he finds new ways to drop the bar even lower.

Take his cabinet nominees. Please.

They aren't all bad. Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, the president-elect's choice for secretary of defense, comes well-recommended by old guard defense experts like Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and turns out to be nowhere near as nutty as his nickname implies.

And it's hard to dislike the bipartisan appeal of Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.), although Mr. Trump's choice to name her U.N. ambassador is a puzzlement. She has little experience in foreign relations but she opposes President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, so maybe...

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