All posts tagged: Obama’s Cabinet

BP’s mess, Obama’s country

BP’s mess, Obama’s country

“This is a BP mess,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at a news conference with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and several U.S. senators. “It is a horrible mess. It is a massive and environmental mess.” Yes, and you’ve let it […]

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pegging obama

pegging obama

NYT columnist Ross Douthat understands what most of Obama’s critics, left and right, fail to grasp. Both right and left have had trouble processing Obama’s institutionalism. Conservatives have exaggerated his liberal instincts into radicalism, ignoring the fact that a president who takes advice from Lawrence […]

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the left vs. obama

the left vs. obama

With the ship of state headed for one mother of an iceberg, is now the time to be worrying about the race, gender and sexual identity of those steering the barge? I’d be troubled if the president-elect overlooked obviously qualified candidates just because they’re gay. […]

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hillary for state

hillary for state

I’m trying to find reasons to oppose Hillary’s new assignment, but it’s no use. She’s tough and she’s smart. The world’s a dirty place, and Hillary’s willing to get in the mud. She’s one-half of the most narcissistic couple since Antony and Cleopatra but, in […]

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why can’t we get a decent attorney general?

why can’t we get a decent attorney general?

Of late, nothing but fuck-ups, suck-ups, prudes and enablers: *Janet Reno. One word: Waco *John Ashcroft. Embarrassed by nude statues *Alberto Gonzalez. Lied before Congress; made Ashcroft look good in comparison And now, Eric Holder, who looked the other way as Bill Clinton made a […]

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the pundit class

the pundit class

They really do think alike. Two examples: Issue: Hillary for Secretary of State The consensus: It’s reminiscent of Lincoln, who appointed a “team of rivals” to his Cabinet. (Pundits like to appear well-read and well-versed in history.) What was overlooked: William Seward’s spouse never raisied […]

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no to richardson

no to richardson

Bill Richardson — a top contender for U.S. Secretary of State — is well-liked and generally moderate. And, for the diversity-minded, he’s part-Hispanic. He’s also part-incompetent. Remember Los Alamos?

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