I haven’t yet blogged about the controversy over Obama VP search team member Jim Johnson’s ties to mortgage companies Countrywide Financial and Fannie Mae, just because I got annoyed by conservatives echoing liberal talking points on greedy corporate CEOs and mortgage lenders, even if it was a demonstration of Obama’s hypocrisy. But watching Obama stammer his way through a press conference today when he was asked about the Johnson matter, as well as about the fact that another member of his team, Eric Holder, was involved in Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich, I was reminded of how poorly the typically eloquent Obama holds up to actual scrutiny. Bumbling his way through an answer, Obama said it was a “game” to bring up such relationships, that he wouldn’t hire a “vetter to vet the vetters,” and most oddly, that Johnson and Horder weren’t even working for him—even though they are helping him find a VP.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?