Phil is right, below, to question McCain’s hiring criteria in general. Now, with regard to the specific choice of Andrew Cuomo, not only is Cuomo a liberal Democratic showboat a la Eliot Spitzer, but he also bears a large part of the blame for the policies that got us into this mess. It’s as if McCain is just so ignorant that he doesn’t even realize that he is directly contradicting himself. It was Cuomo who encouraged Fannie and Freddie to run wild. Now McCain is angry that Fannie and Feddie ran wild — so he wants Cuomo to be the guardian over a market suffering from the “wilding” ways of Fannie and Freddie. Like sending Baker to Israel, it makes no sense. About the only thing it does is extend a prominent middle finger in the direction of conservatives, just for the fun of doing so.
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?