Governor Richardson has withdrawn as Obama’s Secretary of Commerce because of scandal.
Looks like Al Franken is on his way to the Senate. (Prediction: Franken will be funnier as a Senator than he was as a comedian.)
Looks like Caroline Kennedy is on her way to the Senate. (More laughs!)
Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe is running for Governor of Virginia.
Neither President-Elect Obama nor his Secretary of State-but not yet Hillary Clinton can move themselves to support President Bush’s support of Israel. Such a statement would make someone angry, so they’re taking the politician’s way out by saying nothing.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell says Republicans could support a $1 trillion “stimulus” deal.
“If they pursue a fair process…and give both sides an opportunity to have input, to have a true bipartisan stamp, he’s likely to get significant support,” McConnell said of a broad stimulus plan supported by President-elect Obama. “I don’t think that they even seriously can defend… doing this without bipartisan consideration.”
Let me translate McConnell’s statement: If you want our support, give us Republicans our share of the loot stolen from the Americans who produce wealth. We too have campaign donors to keep happy.
The three Republicans favored to win the presidential nomination in 2012 are Governors Palin, Romney and Huckabee.
What conclusion can we draw from this collection of stories about corruption and mediocrity? These are the kinds of politicians who tend to succeed in a welfare state. In the back rooms they cut deals and play pressure group politics; in front of the cameras they preen about their compassion and urge Americans to sacrifice.
Keep sacrificing, America! Without that, these politicians might lose their power.