Obama Eyes RFK Jr. for EPA Post

High-profile head could please liberals, New England senators
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2008 4:16 PM CST
Obama would repay the Kennedys with his pick for their crucial support during the primaries.   (Feature Photo Service)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is considering environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Mike Allen notes on Politico. The shrewd move would raise the EPA's profile—pleasing liberals Obama may otherwise disappoint during the budget crunch—and pay back the Kennedys for their crucial support during the primaries.