Thursday, February 05, 2009

This is getting Ridiculous!

Will someone please step forward and help out the vetting process for the Obama administration. They certainly have shown that they can't handle it.

Look at this list:

Bill Richardson - Dropped out from Commerce - Under threat of Indictment
Timothy Geithner - Confirmed Secretary of Treasury with tax paying issues
Tom Daschle - Dropped out of HHS - Tax Problems
Hilda Solis - Labor Secretary nominee - Tax Liens
Eric Holder - Attorney General with issues from the Clinton administration regarding circumventing the pardon process to get some pardons issued.

Just yesterday it came to light that a former aide for the Commerce Secretary Designate is under investigation for accepting tickets and other items in return for legislative favors.

Not to mention all the former lobbyists that work in the Obama administration:

Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Geithner, was a top lobbyist for Goldman Sachs Group

William Lynn, deputy secretary of Defense, lobbyist for Raytheon last two years.

William Corr, deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, was a federal lobbyist with the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

John Podesta, Transition co-chair; lobbied for the Center for American Progress

Mark Gitenstein, Advisory board member; lobbied for Merrill Lynch, KPMG and Ernst & Young

Tom Donilon, Member of the State Department review team; lobbied for Fannie Mae

Cassandra Butts, Senior staff member; lobbied for the Center for American Progress

Patrick Gaspard, Senior staff member; lobbied for 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Christine Varney, Senior staff member; lobbied for the Online Privacy Alliance

Michael Strautmanis, Senior staff member; lobbied for the American Association of Justice, a trial lawyers group

Ron Klain, Chief of staff to Joseph R. Biden Jr.; lobbied for Fannie Mae

Sally Katzen, Agency review working group member; lobbied for Amgen

h/t Chuck Z for the list

When it rains it pours!

Then you have the Press secretary Robert Gibbs who doesn't think that its a pertinent question regarding transparency.

It just seems this administration can't get its act together either to hire people or assist in getting the stimulus package passed.

I wonder if some country that does not like the US will use the extremely apparent inexperience to take a shot at America to see if they can get away with it.

Best line of the day from Ed Morrissey:

Have we had a more incompetent vetting process in the White House over
such a short period of time? When we criticized Barack Obama’s lack of
executive experience, even we didn’t think it was going to be this

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