Dear Rep. Tsongas:
President-elect Obama’s transition team must avoid mere “continuity” with the previous administration in areas such as intelligence, defense police and economic policy. The present administration has been a train wreck in all of these areas. No sane person wants continuity with a train wreck. To use another metaphor, if your building is on fire, you run out as fast as you can.
Initial choices and rumors of choices leave a very bad feeling that current administration policies will be the departure point for the Obama administration. This is not the change we seek.
Sincerely, and thank you,
ROBERT J. FLEISCHER