As I remember, "The Peter Principle" posited that in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence... and there they remain.
Examples are: Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Larry King, and Sen. Barbara Boxer.
And now we can add Rahm Emanuel, The Messiah-elect's closest advisor.
P of P evidence (courtesy of: JammieWearningFool.com):
President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.
Emanuel was not named in the SEC complaint (click here to read) but the entire board was later accused by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) (click here to read) of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention."
- and...Emanuel’s Americans for Democratic Action voting index averages out (by my math) to a 96 percent liberal score.
- His ADA scores: 95 percent in 2003, 100 percent liberal perfection in 2004 and 2005, 90 percent in 2006, and 95 percent in 2007.
Not as good as his boss, but right up there. My recent post on Emanuel here.
Powerline blog sums Emanuel up this way:
Emanuel is a brawler. He's legendarily tough and effective and ruthless. He's the type of guy who makes enemies, then makes lists of his enemies, then makes lists of his enemies' friends, then makes lists of how they'll pay. If you thought the Obama administration would be all about bringing people together and would simply make sad faces when stubborn congressmen refused to come to the table, this is a clear sign otherwise. If good feelings don't suffice, bare-knuckle politics will happily be employed.
On the fly here are a few thoughts of what an Obama regime means to those of us in the IPORs (Isolated Pockets of Resistance).
First..... The One-elect's new website here explains His first shot at socializing, well, everything:
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
Despite the fact an "African-American" (or more accurately, Arab-American) will soon be president you'll see a continuing undercurrent of stories about how America remains a bitter, clinging, racist country. Expect "noose" and burning cross stories to abound, and of course many will be "investigated" by the FBI as a possible threat against the president.
If some small-town loudmouthed bar fly starts raving about the "nigger president" it will be magnified to a state of emergency by the MSM, just as the 24-hour cable news reports a local police chase or fire as "national news".... only because they have video.
Here's an example from CBS -- notice how hard Ed Murrow's progeny worked to get the Obama angle.
And a picture of things to come? This may not be unprecedented, but it is rare. Below is a photo of Obama's SS security detail during a trip to the gym yesterday.
While there is no such thing as under-reacting when it comes to the president's safety and I have no idea what the intel was yesterday, this may become standard fare and that's bad for a number of reasons.
And here's an example from cracker-jack citizen journalist Debbie Schlussel of how blacks will continue to bitch about this country, as long as... well, as long as there are black people.
Actor Will Smith, a millionaire since he was a teenager, and now makes $20 mil a pic, insisted on another black multi-millionaire's TV show, "... we've been rejected for so long.
"You wanna be a part of America, but we've been rejected for so long that it's hard to take ownership."
"We've" been rejected? You got a slave in your pocket, Will?
"60 MINUTES anchor, crew roughed up in China..."