As the Herald reported this morning, several members of Obama's new leadership team in Washington have strong enough ties to the Elian Gonzalez saga to send local Republicans into a tizzy.
The AP reports this afternoon that Obama is expected to make Eric Holder the first black attorney general. Holder, the son of a Barbados immigrant, was deputy attorney general during the raid that returned young Elian to Cuba.
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Obama's top choice for White House legal counsel is reportedly Greg Craig, who represented Elian's father in the dispute.
Craig also has another -- more recent -- controversial Miami connection that the Herald didn't mention. He appeared downtown at the Wilkie D. Ferguson Courthouse a few weeks ago to argue on behalf of deposed Bolivian president Gonzalez Sanchez de Lozada and defense minister Carlos Sanchez Berzain. The two face a civil suit accusing them of leading the massacre of 67 protesters in 2003.