Obama's Science TeamHis string of appointments seems very impressive to me. I leave the details to Matthew Yglesias.
I am not entirely convinced that Bush did a worse job in assembling a team, but somehow this team seems designed so that it would be able to deliver real input. I look forward to this administration, and actually consider Obama's assembled team much better than I had expected, and the one reason I would have voted for him (were I a USAian) was the expectation that he would assemble such a convincing crew.
What remains open, and was my concern, is what he does with this team; we shall soon see. The next four years should be very interesting!