It is getting harder and harder for even Democrats to "overlook" President Obama's growing list of undesirable appointees as advisers and cabinet members. The latest is Tom Daschle (former Senator of South Dakota) who is the nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary...and incidentally failed to pay $140,000 in back taxes (and interest). Arizona Senator, Jon Kyle, eluded to the fact that Obama's speed in selection might have resulted in improper vetting of candidates. Bologna! What ever happened to "confession" rather than causing total embarrassment to the President? Well, this is the President's fault.
Tom's thought processes probably told him that even if he were going to be offered a job like Treasury Secretary (Timothy Geithner's position) it wouldn't matter, soooo it's no big deal for his spot, right?
Incidentally, Daschle received around $220,000 from health care groups for speaking fees. These health care organizations have a vested interest in the work Senator Daschle will be involved with should he be confirmed as the Health and Human Services head.
I'll move on. President Obama has picked a socialist, Carol Browner, to head his "global warming" team. She was featured, in a now removed biography, on a socialist website. Fortunately, it still is cached by Google (h/t Steven Milloy) and reads:
CAROL M. BROWNERAdministrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton. Leading the EPA from 1993 to 2001, she was the longest-serving Administrator in the agency’s history. Browner currently serves on the board of several non-profit organisations, including as chair of the National Audubon Society, one of the nation’s oldest environmental organisations, and as a member of the Board of the Directors of the Center for American Progress, the Alliance for Climate Protection and the League of Conservation Voters. The website below is from google (and clickable).
My fellow Americans...Democrats and Republicans and Independents...if you have any fight left in you then start with the pen (or emails). Let your congressional leaders (and the President)know you are upset about the direction America is heading. WE THE PEOPLE are going to become a herd and Washington is going to be holding the cattle prod. I'm just fearful the brand will be SOCIALIST!
Note: Don't just wince, commence! When Washington fails to represent the people with integrity...they need to be told. If they turn a deaf ear...they need to be fired. Don't be
sucked in at election time. Vote with their track record in mind!
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 02-01-09