23 January 2009

Obama: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

What do you know? One of the new President's own appointments violates his newly promulgated executive order against lobbyists in the administration. And what happens? A "waiver" is arranged so that Obama can have the man he wanted. Is it me, or is there something McCain-like about this (McCain himself was quick to criticize the action), as if Obama were setting rules for general conduct, for other people and other presidents, perhaps, while his own decisions are to be held above reproach, even when he contradicts his own stated rules? At best, this is sloppy thinking.At worst, ...?