I’ve had doubts about President Obama since I first took a look at his campaign, but even I didn’t expect this level of confusion.
Now-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner – isn’t too keen on paying taxes, even when it’s clearly explained to him how to do it. It inspires such confidence knowing that our Treasury Secretary can’t handle his own taxes or even manage to find himself a decent accountant to keep track of those things for him. This is the only guy who can solve the economy? If so, we are in deep trouble. Shame on the Republicans who voted to confirm him.
Former HHS nominee – Senator Daschle – married to a super-lobbyist, didn’t consider the tax implications of having his own personal limo driver “kindly lent to him” by a friend with absolutely no strings attached. Is he the only one capable of forcing through universal health care? That’s doubtful.
Watch as the former senator rails against tax cheats. Good stuff. Wish I could embed this video.
Former Chief Performance Officer nominee – Nancy Killefer, felled by nanny issues and tax issues.
Then there’s the botched handling of General Anthony Zinni. He was reportedly offered the job of ambassador to Iraq by Secretary of State Clinton, then President Obama changed his mind and withdrew the offer. Can’t say I understand the President’s reasoning here, especially when they have apparently decided to give the job to Bush’s assistant secretary of State for East Asia, Chris Hill. Is there something else we don’t know about him that’s fatally damaging? Kind of makes you wonder, based on the current pattern of Obama nominees.
There’s more Cabinet members worthy of skepticism, including AG Eric Holder, but I think these are enough examples of the flaws in President Obama’s vetting process. This is truly ethics and competence we can believe in. Not to mention that great judgment Obama was always bragging about…
President Obama says “I screwed up” when talking about some of these picks. Good for him. He doesn’t get extra credit for taking responsibility for his mistakes. I just hope that he’s a quick study on how to deal with our allies and our enemies. Foreign policy is an area where a simple “Oops” or “I screwed up” may not be sufficient to obtain forgiveness from the American people.