The liberals are, above all else, incredibly generous when it comes to their inherent ability to create an overwhelming amount of grist for a conservative’s mill..
This week, we saw a megalomaniacal comedian lay claim to a Senate seat in Minnesota and another megalomaniacal comedian from Illinois (under what has become the normal amount of scrutiny and investigation for reflexive Democratic felonious chicanery) has chosen another megalomaniacal comedian from Illinois to replace another megalomaniacal comedian from Illinois.. That isn’t nearly as dangerous as the last political move that they have made.
Comedian Al Franken simply becomes the latest best example of the need for some type of mandatory proof of measurable intelligence before anyone is allowed to cast a vote. Rod “Clinton” Blagojevich, the freshest member of the Democratic pantheon to hear, “place your hands behind your back”, decided to “appoint” Roland Burris to take the Illinois Senate seat that has been vacant for years. The rest of the liberals decided that another liberal that HAS YET to be charged with a list of crimes should make this selection. (There is still a search committee looking for said liberal, don’t hold your breath..) Burris, suffering from an “Al Haig moment”, decided to wing his way off to Washington anyway. For the sake of the perpetually embarrassed liberals, we certainly hope that he doesn’t go all Cynthia McKinney on the Senate security team once he arrives..
In their attempt to “one-up” each other when it comes to the comedic content of their political labors and endeavors, the Obama team pulled their latest trump/chump card. They have decided that another cashiered Clinton wonk, Leon Panetta, should be the head honcho at the CIA. The Obama administration, formerly known as “Change”, is now known as “Clinton II” or “Clinton redux”, if you prefer. The Obama knobs are keeping the ruse of “change” alive as the incoming head of the CIA has no experience whatsoever relative to the world of the CIA. Obama, Rodham and now Panetta, all in need of baby sitters, all in positions of power.
According to the L.A. Times, “Obama appears to have concluded that a spy chief who understands politics may be better equipped to carry out the incoming administration’s national security agenda than one who understands espionage”.. Coming from someone who had the unmitigated ego to believe that a “community activist” is “better equipped” to carry out the duties of the commander in chief, this appointment is no surprise to us..
On the other hand, the appointment appears to be a surprise to a number of liberals. Dianne Feinstein, the first female head of the Senate Intelligence Committee (oxymoron.) said that, “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.” An aide to John D. Rockefeller, the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee (still an oxymoron.) said, “..the director of the CIA needs to be someone with significant operational intelligence experience and someone outside the political realm.”
In his infinite wisdom, Obama has decided to appoint someone to be the Director of the CIA who has no operational intelligence experience, who is someone from inside of the political realm.. Using this convoluted logic, we should call a roofer to perform a heart transplant and we should have the dentist building our bridges. Isn’t “change” exciting?
A few points, if I may: If experience is so important, why weren’t the liberals saying as much during the last election cycle? When someone with no experience is the one making the choices, who can be surprised when the choices that he makes are so abysmally idiotic? When Dianne Feinstein starts making sense, it’s time to really begin questioning this whole “change” idiocy. Isn’t it funny that the ones asking the questions now should have been the ones asking the questions about a year ago when it really would have made a difference..
It would seem that the Obama team in charge of filling the slots in his administration simply borrowed Bill’s Rolodex and gave jobs to the half dozen or so liberals who weren’t still in prison or wearing ankle bracelets..
The Times attempts to explain away the choice of Panetta as “an experienced managerial hand to steer the administration away from political intelligence scandals.” As the former Clinton Chief of Staff, Panetta has scads of experience when it comes to “steering” an administration away from scandals, but with the Clinton record, it appears that Panetta wasn’t that good at what he was tasked to do.. It’s tough to be the captain of an administration that was the political equivalent of the Exxon Valdez..
Panetta and his old boss were so good at the whole “intelligence” thing during the nineties that he and his staff let liberal poster boy Osama Bin Laden off the hook on at least two occasons. If Panetta was so observant about the potential for Clinton administration scandals, how did he miss the scandal that erupted over one of his own interns, a portly little gal named Monica Lewinsky, and that’s just for starters..
Panetta, as Clinton’s Chief of Staff, led the charge for the appointment of John Deutsch as the head of the CIA in 1995. Deutsch is widely considered to be one of the worst CIA chiefs in the history of the organization and to prove Deutsch’s liberal provenance, after his resignation, CIA security teams found classified materials on his home computer which is a clear violation of all CIA security procedures. If that kind of thing is good enough for Rodham, it’s good enough for Deutsch..
Panetta also served two years time as a member of the review board that attempted to oversee two important reports on the history of sex abuse in the Catholic dioceses. Having direct experience in overseeing and excusing the copious Clinton sexual abuse escapades, Panetta was finally given an appointment worthy of his political experience.
What does any of this have to do with the operation of the CIA? Nothing could go wrong here..
Obama as President, Rodham as the Secretary of State and now Panetta, as Agent 86 with his shoe phone at the ready, in charge of the nations most important intelligence agency.. There are certain governmental hiding places and agencies where one’s inexperience wouldn’t cause any noticeable harm to the nation but when then those offices are the President, the Secretary of State and the Director of the CIA, we may be about to enter into the darkest time in the nation’s history, no pun intended..
Unfortunately, we may be stuck with someone who, after all is said and done, the best that can be said of him is, “maybe Carter wasn’t so bad after all?”..