By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
It's not always easy to tell who's coming or going as the Obama administration starts its second term, but multiple agencies have quietly commissioned artists to paint official portraits of Cabinet secretaries and other top appointees — an expenditure often seen when officials are on the way out the door or already gone.
"It's a tremendous privilege to paint a portrait of somebody as accomplished as these people," she said, adding that agencies have made a "concerted effort to be cost conscious" over the past few years.
"These are done for future generations to see how we live now, and it's really a tribute as well as part of a person's legacy," she said.