Crossover Cabinet Candidates

Since locking up their parties' presumptive nominations, Barack Obama and John McCain have emphasized their bipartisan cred. How might that translate when the winner assembles his team? (Job possibilities in parentheses.)

Obama's worked closely with Sens. Dick Lugar (secretary of State) and war critic Chuck Hagel (secretary of Defense) on the Foreign Relations Committee. He admires California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (climate-change czar) approach to the environment—and he's close to the governor's wife, Maria Shriver, and her Kennedy kin. Obama's met with former secretary of State Colin Powell (foreign envoy) during the last two years to talk foreign policy.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (secretary of Defense) is one of McCain's most visible surrogates on the Iraq War. McCain agrees with New York Mayor MichaelBloomberg (Treasury secretary) on his moderate fiscal policies and climate change, and he's said he'd like to use business tycoon Warren Buffett (economic adviser) and Gen. James L. Jones (secretary of Defense), both Democrats, in his administration.

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