Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

There will be no postings tomorrow in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. From us at TBWA; have a safe, happy, filling and tasty Thanksgiving.

  • Former Fed Chairman (1979 – 1987) Paul Volcker will head a new economic recovery board under President-elect Obama that will advise his administration on how to revive the ailing economy… Volcker was my initial choice for Commerce Secretary, but wit this, Obama has found a way to keep his strong economic mind around. Good call…
  • Washington Post: “First off, the likely plan is to break off the agency from the Department of Homeland Security, a move that by itself would help restore the pride that folks at FEMA felt when it was an independent agency.” (Brilliant! FEMA should have never been brought into DHS in the first place as their goals and missions are vastly disparate… but the Bush(whacked) Administration decided to merge them in some attempt to… to… I have no idea what their reasoning was, but it turned out to be disastrous, and I’m glad President-elect Obama is making the change… but that’s not all:) “Second, there's increasing talk that former director James Lee Witt, who took over the then-troubled agency at the start of the Clinton administration and left it eight years later with a much-enhanced reputation, is coming back from retirement to run FEMA for six months to a year, to whip it into shape.” (Good news indeed… the department needs to have a massive shake-up and this should do the trick nicely)
  • Not surprisingly, the Obama transition team is the fastest-moving cabinet pickers ever
  • Rep. Charles Rangel continues his republican impression… and is angry that people are calling him on it. (The Democratic leadership needs to oust Rangel from any committees he’s on or chairs, NOW. Voter’s anger towards republicans was partially fueled by their lack of ethics, and if we go down the same route – we’re screwed)
  • Sen. Lieberman’s “Taking Foot Out of Mouth Tour” continues… saying yesterday that PE Obama’s cabinet picks have been “just about perfect” before adding; “Everything that President-elect Obama has done since election night has been just about perfect, both in terms of a tone and also in terms of the strength of the names that have either been announced or are being discussed to fill his administration.” (We know Joe has no shame, but if you can’t see through this, you’re just not trying hard enough…)
  • And have we mentioned? That right-wing tool Ann Coulter broke her jaw recently and has had her mouth wired shut? Really, what else needs to be said…

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