Don Todd, head researcher for Americans for Limited Government, has the scoop on a number of Obamanoms, administration appointments pending approval in the Senate. That some presidential nominations will run into trouble with their backgrounds is nowadays a given, but it’s truly remarkable how many of Obama’s nominees for senior government positions have been dinged, disqualified, and ditched due to serious issues related to ethics, finances, or some combination. Worse, the drive-by media isn’t even attempting to create the appearance of covering these nomination Obaminations, and we haven’t even scratched the surface with confirmations for underesecretaries, deputy assistant secretaries, and the like.
Take current Seattle, Wash., police chief Gil Kerlikowske, he of the “Don’t Ask” policy for illegal immigrants, who suffered an 80% no-confidence vote from his rank-and-file police officers after a $1.75 million wrongful death settlement, who has been nominated to be Obama’s “Drug Czar.” Based on Chief Kerlikowske’s record, the nomination is kind of a good-news, bad-news situation. It’s good news for Seattle, because without Kerlikowske out there, the crime rate is certain to go down. It’s bad news for us, because now the rest of the country is stuck with this light-on-crime, anti-gun-rights, no-harm-no-foul-on-pot nominee. Frankly, I’m surprised Chief Kerlikowske’s name wasn’t mentioned as a possible nominee for Attorney General.
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?