Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Let me rain on our Obama parade

The grownups are coming
Seriously, isn’t it amazing just how impressive the people being named to key positions in the Obama administration seem? Bye-bye hacks and cronies, hello people who actually know what they’re doing. For a bunch of people who were written off as a permanent minority four years ago, the Democrats look remarkably like the natural governing party these days, with a deep bench of talent.
If I may be permitted to spit into the wind here, isn't that what everyone said about Bush's people too? He had Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Armitage, O'Neill, Powell, Rice, the Fonz, and all our favorite cartoon friends. It's hard to remember now, but those people used to have sterling reputations, and while clearly right wing, at least heralded some level of competence and respect.

Didn't really work out that way, did it? Now while a lot of Obama's picks and prospective picks look good, if they all decide they're King Shit of Fuck Mountain, decide to engage in every far out whim and notion they ever held about governance, Biden goes off to form his own shadow government, they all start backstabbing and undermining each other from the drop, and Obama sits idly by unable to stop it, then it doesn't really mean anything. Execution is the thing.

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