The Left’s Man at Commerce

AT THEIR BEST, POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS are a function of accomplishment, expertise, or judgment. At their worst, they are the consolation prize of cronyism. With Bill Richardson’s appointment as Secretary of Commerce, President-elect Obama veered sharply toward the latter. Although he has little experience in the private sector, Richardson will helm the department most responsible for U.S. business … [Read more...]

Our Endangered Patience

The 39th president has been testing our endangered patience by delivering homilettes on any mainstream media outlet that will have him (which is all of them), hawking his newest book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis – this week’s number one New York Times bestseller. In the Left’s latest, lamest appeal to the “values voters” who tipped the 2004 election, Jimmy Carter tells them … [Read more...]

False Hope is on the Way

The Wall Street Journal has reportedthe new Democratic 527 organization “Win Back Respect” – which recently aired a series of commercials accusing the president of secretly plotting to bring back the draft – is set to air a campaign ad featuring the father-in-law of one of the 9/11 victims criticizing George W. Bush’s foreign policy. (Remember the outrage when George W. Bush featured a few … [Read more...]