Presidential appointments can be a thank you, a gift or a good way to seal off your enemies and potential opponents and nay sayers... President Bush was most inept at this, assuming as he did that all his appointees had the country's and his administration's interests at heart.
The coming regime has done a little curtain lifting, slowly unveiling some of the working innards reminiscent of any Central American banana republic's thugary, identity politics and oppressive socialism.
I've written about Obama's own pit bull with lipstick... Rahm Emanuel and what he brings to the table as The One's chief of staff.
Another Clintonista re-tread is Gregory B. Craig, who headed Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense, will be Obama's White House counsel. Hat tip to HotAir.com
Some of his career highlights:
- Craig represented Elian Gonzalez’s father -who demanded the return of his son to him in Cuba. You'll recall that Elian was ripped form relatives' arms by a Janet Reno SWAT team and taken back to Cuba where he is now a minor communist celebrity.
- Craig won the insanity defense that allows Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr. to spend weekends with his family now.
- Craig represented former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the Volcker Commission probe of the Oil-for-Food scandal, which put billions of dollars into Saddam Hussein’s pockets while provided cash for Annan’s son, his deputies, and some allege Annan himself.
And this is the topper...
- Craig currently represents a Panamanian legislator Pedro Miguel González wanted in the U.S. for the murder of a U.S. Army soldier Zak Hernández Laporte and the attempted murder of another on the eve of President George H.W. Bush’s visit to Panama in 1992.
More to the point, he oversaw an aggressive, backdoor lobbying campaign by mortgage giant Fannie Mae to undermine the credibility of a probe into the firm's accounting irregularities, according to a 2006 government report on the company.
It's looking more and more as though Hillary Clinton will become the next Secretary of State, again relying on a man to get her the job; a strategy that has made her internationally famous and a multi-millionaire. (Watch for Hillary Part II over the next 15 years as Michelle Obama rapidly takes notes.)
Looks like we get to hear that horrible shrieking voice frequently for another four years.
(THIS JUST IN: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is President-elect Barack Obama’s first choice for secretary of State but his aides are becoming exasperated by the Clinton camp’s pokey response to demands for extensive information about former President Bill Clinton’s finances, according to numerous Democrats involved in the process. “The sense among the no-drama Obama world is: This is well on its way to winning best Oscar for drama,” said one well-connected Democratic official.)
Pardon me while I LMAO... and now we return to the blog, already in progress:
There's change for you... circa 1992.
But wait, there's more:
And this can and perhaps will eventually have a direct impact on many of us. Obama has the e-mail addresses of 10 million zealots whom he can instantly contact for "direct action" -- a term often used by Obama's terrorist friend, Weather Underground "leader" Bill Ayers. (Ayers, by the way, dedicated his 1974 agit-prop polemic Prairie Faire to Robert Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, among others.)
Political opponents, bloggers and columnists who publicly oppose or criticize Obama will be overwhelmed by cyber attacks and/or "in-your-face" physical confrontations which we see arrayed across California in the aftermath of Proposition 8's passage.
"'I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,' Obama said." -- 9/17/08
Here's just one such example of what's to come, courtesy of Obama's homosexual freak show comrades, via the Fiery Filipina, Michelle Malkin:
Over the last week, online social networking sites and blogs have urged people to boycott El Coyote Mexican Cafe on Beverly Boulevard because of the $100 donation by Marjorie Christoffersen, a Mormon, and manager at the restaurant and a daughter of El Coyote’s owner.
A mob of about 200 gay marriage
activiststhugs browbeat her into tears and guilt over the contribution. They threatened the restaurant with boycotts and protests. Christoffersen meets with her antagonists and was promptly hounded into making a $500 contribution to the advocacy group challenging Proposition 8.
“Burn their f—ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers,” wrote “World O Jeff” on the JoeMyGod blogspot within hours of California officials declaring Proposition 8 had been approved by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent. Confirmation on voter approval of amendments in Florida and Arizona came earlier.
On a blog website, “Tread” wrote, “I hope the No on 8 people have a long list and long knives.”
A contributor identifying himself as “Joe” said, “I swear, I’d murder people with my bare hands this morning.”
Daniel Ginnes carried a banner declaring: "No More Mr Nice Gay." Brian Lindsey held up a sign billing Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, as a "prophet, polygamist, pedophile." Hundreds of others simply chanted: "Mormon scum."
"Hate speech", "hate crimes"... yeah, doesn't work when you're a straight, religious, Caucasian. How dare people vote on and approve a state Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman... that's unacceptable and they must be stopped in Obamerica.
Where is the F.B.I., or for that matter, President George W. Bush?
Where's is Obama's reasoned public statement calling for calm and a return to lawful behavior? After all, he is going to change America and of course, the world... why doesn't he get started with California's deviants?