Obama’s transition problems
Watching the news suggests that everyone’s legs are tingling. Everyone is praising Barack Obama’s smooth transition. That seems odd considering what a miserable ethical disaster it has been. Consider this list: Obama’s governor, Rod Blagojevich, was arrested for trying to sell his US Senate seat. He tried to involve the SEIU, one of Obama’s key supporters. Obama appointed a Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson, who | Read More »
Send me your health care stories
On the ever-busy Change.gov, former Sen. Tom Daschle has posted a video talking about the health care transition team and the comments he’s received. The pick for Health and Human Services Secretary says hearing compelling personal stories is most important for urging legislators to action. The Galen Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to free-market ideas for health reform, wants to share people’s stories with | Read More »
The Eric Holder Appointment
Yeah, I still think it’s a mistake.
As The Bush Administration Goes Out The Door . . .
The Arena asks what decisions the Administration may undertake before its departure. The subject quickly got to pardons, which law professor Steven Calabresi prompted. My take can be found near the end of the thread (alas, a direct permalink does not work for weird technical reasons that have to do with the Arena’s end of matters).
Holder For Attorney General?
Dave Kopel dissents. I feel good that the dissent is out in cyberspace but I would feel even better if the dissent could be verbalized in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee with lots and lots of television cameras watching.
Observations from the Cheap Seats
Clinton Re-dux – Apparently, “change” is a six-letter word for “Clinton.” Who’da thunk? Know the name John Maynard Keynes? You will learn it soon enough. Obama’s current recipe for the economy — the largest Keynesian infusion of government spending in history. Balanced budget in 4 years? Hah!! GOP senators are vertabrates after all!! We need a domestic car industry, but unconditional handouts are ill-advised and | Read More »
Thoughts, randomly presented
I keep hearing that Barack Obama is the son of an immigrant (or immigrants). Since an immigrant is “a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence” and his mother was a citizen by birth and his father demonstrated no desire to stay here (and didn’t), does that really make him really the son of even one immigrant? I say not. So, stop | Read More »
Predictions if Either Obama or McCain Wins…
If Obama wins… Initially, thinly veiled gloating transitioning into an all out “We Are the Champions” in-your-face chant. People Magazine-like reporting on Obama’s ascension to power and his every move. Bush extends an unnecessarily gracious long arm of friendship during the transition. Mouth service given to the new age of bipartisanship while closed door meetings are held by Pelosi and Reid for top-to-bottom takeover of | Read More »