Sunday, May 30, 2010

Obama as a transformative president

Change we can believe in
By Friday, he was sticking his finger in the sand at Grand Isle, Louisiana as part of a photo op self-consciously designed to contrast with Bush's famous looking down on the Katrina devastation from Air Force One. It was Obama's second visit to Louisiana in the 39 days since disaster struck. According to NBC's Mark Knoller, in the same period Bush visited the post-Katrina region seven times.
Sounds like the Illinois Senate seat debacle has had a follow up
Even worse was Obama's refusal to say anything about the growing furore over White House attempts to persuade Congressman Joe Sestak to pull out of the Democratic Senate primary contest in Pennsylvania. Obama's advisers had preferred the Republican turncoat Senator Arlen Specter - and Sestak inconveniently let slip that he'd been offered a government job to step aside.

That was potentially illegal and for weeks the White House stonewalled.

1 comment:

Psycho Milt said...

I guess Obama is bound to find it hard to top Bush's record of achievements in starting wars, undermining civil rights and returning torture to its traditional place as a primary means of dealing with enemies of the state.