My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Not That I Celebrate Such Things . . . 

but has there ever been a worse start to a Presidency than the one we're witnessing right now?

Well, with the exception, perhaps, of William Henry Harrison, whose inauguration address was so long in such bad weather that not only did he catch pheumonia and die, but so did the outgoing First Lady.

Other than that . . . .

First, President Obama's nominee for Commerce, Bill Richardson, has to withdraw because of shady dealings in his "home" state of New Mexico.

Then, President Obama's nominee for Treasury--the "only man smart enough" to handle the job (God help us!!)--gets nailed for not being smart enough to pay his payroll taxes, but somehow manages to be smart enough to get Senate confirmation, anyway.

THEN, President Obama's nominee for "Chief Performance Officer" has to withdraw because of a past failure to pay taxes.

THEN, President Obama's nominee for Health and Human Services has to withdraw because he failed to pay taxes.

And, on top of that, it's now looking more and more likely that Pres. Obama's signature first move--the Giant Supernecessary and Superimportant Stimulus and Lefty Payoff bill--now appears like it might not survive the Senate. And even if it does, the public seems to have turned decidedly against this particular version of the Bill.

Oh, yeah, and then there's the whole possibility that Senator Number 59 may actually lose, like he did on election night, bringing Pres. Obama's net gain in seats since his election at -2.

NOT a good start. There were those of us out here who said he didn't have the experience to run this sort of operation. Based on what we've seen so far, . . .


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