Urbin Report

Friday, January 16, 2009

Let's take a look at Team BHO

The Leather Penguin wonders if any were vetted at all. The answer is of course they were, but the people doing the vetting had a different set of values than Leather Penguin, and a lot of other Americans.

Let's look at some those picks.

New Mexico Gov. Richardson, BHO's pick for Commerce Sec. withdrew his name after his involvement in a "pay for play" scandal, just like the one the Illinois Gov (another democrat) is being impeached over, was noticed by people other than MSM "reporters who wanted to ignore it. Richardson's involvement wasn't new news. The far left liberal democrats on BHO's team knew about this, and they thought it was not a serious enough issue to stop Gov. Richardson's selection.

Carol M. Browner, BHO's pick as his "global warming czar", is a out and out Socialist. A fact that the left is trying to erase from the public record.
Browner was "listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change." That listing is now only found on Internet archives of that groups site. Browner has also drunk deeply from the AGW Kool-Aid (TM), having served on Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.

As I have said before, I respect environmentalists, but have utter contempt for Watermelons (Thin layer of Green on the outside, Red to the core on the inside). Browner is a hardcore Watermelon.

BHO's pick for treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, the so-called "smartest guy in the room", claims he didn't know he had to pay self-employment taxes during the years he worked at the International Monetary Fund, but he did know enough to apply for, and receive, payment from the IMF as restitution for taxes he didn't pay. This is the guy who is going to be in charge of the IRS. This obvious bit of corruption was obviously A-OK with the Team BHO vetting team.

So let us review. The following is perfectly acceptable to Team Obama. Illegal "Pay for play" politics, Socialist policies that killed 100 million citizens of Socialist countries in the 20th Century, and flat out tax cheats.

The next four years should be interesting.