Andrew Sullivan is shocked by reports that Brennan is still Obama's front-runner pick to head the CIA. But could something be going on here a little like what may be his tactic with Hillary Clinton, in whose likely appointment Hendrik Hertzberg sees a possible plus?
That is, get the guys inside the tent who have authority with constituencies you don't and use/work with them to do the right thing (drop torture, push for peace in Israel/Palestine etc.)? I don't know.
P.S. 22 Nov: A NYT analysis on the 'tilt to the center'.
P.S. 25 Nov: George Packer.