Jan 14, 2009

The crush is fading

He's not even President yet and I'm already concerned about the his administration. It seems that his nomination for Secretary of State has gone through the hearings swimmingly and I for one still have reservations about it. Yes I'm in the minority when I say that Hillary being the top diplomat in the country was a poor choice and history may prove me wrong on that, but I can't wrap my brain around it.

Does anyone remember the racist Gandhi joke she made? No? Why is it just me?

Now the President elect has opted out of investigating alleged crimes made by the Bush administration. This is not unprecedented as every President has done this; however, shouldn't that change? I mean isn't change the main point of Obama's campaign? Shouldn't elected leaders be held accountable for their abuses of power? Aren't we just setting ourselves up for another failure?

I know the man has a lot on his table given the economy and various foreign policy challenges, but can't the justice department set a new standard of, dare I say, justice?

Maybe I'm being too hard on the President elect given he hasn't even been sworn into office yet. Still just because he's the chose one for many I'm not going to give him a free pass on decisions I think are detrimental to the health of this country. Perhaps he'll surprise me.

“He ran a gas station down in St. Louis.” - Hillary Clinton


Mattbear said...

I think too many people are expecting him to be perfect. He's still far and away the best we had to choose from.

I agree with you on both points, though. Clinton doesn't deserve any public office, much less Sec of State, and the Bush administration should pretty much all be in prison.

Kelli said...

I'm not the foremost expert on our governmental system and for that I'm sure you think I have no right to an opinion. But, I am pretty sure there are things the American public has no knowledge of ... I do know that Obama was really critical of Bush until he had his first "I'm movin' into the White House" meeting ... he hasn't said another derogatory thing. It really makes you wonder doesn't it?

As for Hilary ... she's a "beepity beep beep beep".

JLee said...

I'm not surprised. I already heard about a possible veto on a bailout plan too.

Anonymous said...

Just wait till o'mighty obama screws up and will see how you feel about investigating "crimes".