President Elect Barrack Hussein Obama has nominated Leon Panetta for Head of the CIA. For goodness sakes what does he know about running a spy agency. I like Mr. Panetta. I have always felt he was as straight shooter as he could be within the confines of his job as mouthpiece for the Clintons. None the less, a decent guy. Make him a White House Counsel but not the head of the CIA!
How many ex-Clinton associates (?) make up President Elect Obama's hierarchy.
1. Leon Panetta
2. Hillary Clinton
3. Bill Richardson*
4. Dr. Sanjay Gupta (also of CNN for crying out loud!)
5. Rahm Emanuel
6. David Axelrod
7. Nancy Killifer
8. Eric Holder*
9. Carol Browner
10.Transition Team, too many Clinton associates (?) to name
Hilda Solis, nominee for the Labor Dept. as I said previously sounded like a third grader at Parents Night reciting a poem. There were more ands, ahs, and ums in her answers than I could count. Finally she finally just copped out and stated she was not prepared to answer that question at this time. She did say she would answer it behind closed doors. At least she was somewhat honest, she said she was not prepared. You would think at that level you would be prepared for questioning by the US Senate. Behind closed doors! So much for transparency! Thanks to James Oliphant of Hispanic Business.com for his article of January 12, 2009.
At the end of a relatively brief confirmation hearing on Friday in which Solis repeatedly refused to voice her opinions on hotly contested issues such as organizing rights. Read the complete article here
*Let's not forget Mr Bill.....Richardson, currently governor of New Mexico and also currently being investigated by the FBI for improprieties in office. Mr. Bill was going to be Commerce Secretary. Not now. Maybe a commissary worker in a penal institution, if the FBI finds out something. Here again you would think someone would say, psst, hey Barrack, you DO know Richardson is being investigated by the FBI! That's the Federal Bureau of INVESTIGATION!!!! This may not be a good thing, ya know.
Thanks to Fox News Transition Tracker for this little gem.
President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, failed to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for himself for four years and employed a housekeeper whose immigration documentation lapsed while in his employ. Let's see, I didn't pay my taxes but that's OK. I can handle the countries money. Refer back to Bill Richardson. Psst. hey Barrack. Read the complete article here.
*Eric Holder, for the position of Attorney General. Now there's a sure winner. Mr. Holder's claim to fame with the Clinton Administration seems to be getting pardons for terrorists and for millionaires who donate to the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor. A direct quote from the LA Times article states:
Holder had no comment for this article, but a spokesman for President-elect Barack Obama's transition team said Holder's actions were appropriate.* Oh please, this is the same old politics we had with the Clinton administration. It starts with "C" but is spelled Cover-up, NOT change! The complete LA Times article can be read here. (* My red)
If that weren't enough Mr. Holder's role in the Marc Rich fiasco should more than disqualify him from holding any office. Although with his experience at pardon for terrorists might land him a good job with the ACLU. (oh boy, here comes the law suit).
While most of the attention at the time was focused on the Rich pardon, and the contributions Rich's ex-wife Denise made to the Clinton library and campaigns, there was also extensive criticism of the commuted sentences of two convicted members of the domestic terror group, the Weather Underground, Susan Rosenberg and Linda Sue Evans. (my red)
This little gem was courtesy of ABC News and you guessed it you can read the complete article here.
Carol Browner. Now what can we say about a women who again served under President Clinton, (oh the urge for a pun). It is now being reported that she was a member of the socialist world organization called Socialist International. Psst. Barack, Socialist, America, Democracy. What's wrong with this picture?
Carol Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be his climate czarina*, served until last summer as a member of a socialist organization. The mission is to enact progressive government policies. This would include environmental concerns like climate change. Can anyone say Al Gore? *Is there such a word as czarina?
Browner's name and biography have been scrubbed from the Web site of Socialist International, the umbrella group for 170 "social democratic, socialist and labor parties" in 55 countries. But a photo of Browner speaking in Greece to the group's Congress on June 30 remained in the site's archives. Now why would they do that? Perhaps President Elect Obama doesn't want the American public to know he is appointing socialist to top spots in his administration. Read the complete story here.
This list could go on and on and most likely will as President Elect Obama becomes President Obama. As we Americans watch the price of gas go up, the sale of our retail stores go down, literally BILLIONS of our tax dollars used to bail out poorly managed banks, brokerage houses, auto manufactures and now some 40+ states are standing around with their hands out because the politicians running those state can't manage money President Elect Obama pulls the old magicians trick of slight of hand. Elect me and I will CHANGE everything to good. He lets you see one thing and then changes it to something else.
I fear, and I really do me fear, the next four years. Although I never lived through the Depression my father did. He told me stories of picking up coal from along the railroad tracks to take home and burn to heat the house. He told me of working for the 3C planting trees for $40 a month and sending it home to help his parents pay the rent and buy groceries. I hope this is not what is in store for America in the future. My children and grandchildren deserve more, much, much more!
I leave you with my final thought. Tomorrow is the coronation of President Barrack Obama. When many Americans, 7%, are currently out of work, thousands are in jeopardy of losing their homes, our senior citizens must decide between eating and ordering their prescription drugs, this man is spending more on his installment as President of the United States than any other President in the history of America. It is reported he is spending $170 million for his coronation. This is nearly 4 times more than President George W. Bush spent in 2004. He should set the example by being a little humble and spending less. In my humble opinion he doesn't have a clue of what the average American is dealing with.
Finally from the Home Page of one of my favorite Professors Walter Williams of George Mason University, he leaves us with the quote by Samuel Adams. For Dr. Williams' Home Page clik here.
Wisdom of the Month"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."