Now that president-elect Barack Obama has chosen Rahm Emanuel to be his chief of staff, names of cabinet appointees are beginning to trickle out. Here’s the inside scoop: 

† Secretary of State: Rashid Khalidi 

† Treasury: Brian Moore 

† Defense: George Lucas 

† Attorney General: Susan Herman 

† Interior: Martha Stewart 

† Agriculture: R. Keith Stroup 

† Commerce: Madonna 

† Labor: Linda Chavez-Thompson 

† Health & Human Services:  Oprah Winfrey 

† Secretary of Education: William Ayers  

† Housing and Urban Development: Antoin “Tony” Rezko 

† Transportation: Peter Fonda 

† Energy: Sean ”Diddy” Combs 

† Veterans Affairs: Joan Baez 

† Homeland Security: Dennis Kucinich

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