I find the latest Obama follies both funny and disturbing. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the newest bonehead to make the Obama Administration look like buffoons. Have any of these people ever had a real job? However it is not the charge and counter charge that I find most humorous and/or dangerous.
Think about a system where your employer can look at a webpage and without any recourse call you on the phone, insist that you pull your car over, and make you resign using your Blackberry. The guys in the SEC who spent all day watching pornography got treated better than that. If that isn’t naked, arrogant abuse of power – then I don’t know what is. I mean who did they think she was? A pro-Republican GM car dealership owner?
Tom Vilsack has a responsibility to all of us to run his department according to the rules that govern our Federal bureaucracy. However he is also Shirley Sherrod’s boss. As Sherrod’s boss he owed it to her to follow standard procedures rather than immediately throw her under the bus for a blatantly political reason. Now given her entire speech – there is little doubt that Ms. Sherrod is not the kind of person that we want meeting out government largess, but she deserved the opportunity to face her boss. Again – this naked abuse of power is very disturbing.
It is particularly ironic that this happened nearly simultaneously with the revelation that the George Bush era firing of crummy lawyers was not illegal. Duh. Most of the country knew that already but we had to have left-leaning bureaucrats drag a good man like Alberto Gonzales down in the purely political fur-ball that the left manufactured. That’s what people like Shirley Sherrod were doing during the Bush years not withstanding her protestations to the contrary in her recent tirade.