After pounding the new Obama administration in my recent commentaries it is only appropriate that your Commander tips his cap to President Obama on his recent acceptance of responsibility for three failed appointments to his new administration.
Two days ago, when five of the country’s major newspapers editorialized against President Obama’s appointments of Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, a debilitating political storm was brewing. Adding to the problem was the appointment and confirmation of now Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who was clouded with tax evasion, too. Geithner may still face some problems with Capitol Hill.
President Obama’s announcement yesterday that “I screwed up” puts this issue to the side and permits the emphasis to return to the passage of the Stimulus Bill.
Only time will tell if the President can keep his campaign promises, and I hope this is a strong indication of what the American public can expect from their new leadership.