Thursday, May 27, 2010


Donnie Baseball, commenting on reporting of His Imperial Majesty's struggle to find a new head of National Intelligence, asks Is It the Boss Rather Than the Job?
A story at caught my eye with the lede 'Obama Struggles to Fill Intelligence Job.' When I clicked through I encountered the title 'The Job Nobody Wants.' Let me posit an alternative title based on what may be closer to reality: 'The Boss Nobody Wants.' Yes, I think that precious few people are clamoring to serve in an administration whose approval rating is setting land speed records in the southerly direction and that may be on the cusp of getting obliterated into lame-duckdom at the polls. Remember, Obama didn't have deep connections coming into his term so he resorted to ex-Clintonites and his academic cronies. Given the tax troubles of many, he has resorted to some pretty appalling B-Teamers, but it was the dawn of a new age for America and there was no shortage of true believers to fill posts under The One. Can the same be said now? I think any available Clintonites have been given the secret signal to stay away from the cratering Obama administration. So beyond this loyal party core, are there really people out there looking to sign up with an administration that could go down in history as so feckless as to bring the world into wars, an administration that encouraged the most crooked distortions of the legislation process to pass a 2,700 {page} pack of lies that will ruin healthcare for the majority of Americans, an administration that is nothing remotely close to what it billed itself to the American people? Are there really those people out there? Maybe.
By Jove, I think he's on to something!

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