--By now you are probably familiar with Van Jones, the former Green Jobs Czar of the Obama Administration. He resigned in the middle of the night blaming his enemies for his uncouth and inappropriate behavior, which included referring to Republicans as “a*#holes” in a public forum and supporting the premise that George W. Bush was involved in the attacks of 9/11.
More importantly, why was this man appointed to a position to create green jobs in the first place? He wrote a book on the matter, but has never actually created one job. Only in the Obama Administration would someone who has only intellectualized about creating jobs be appointed to oversee others in the creation of jobs.
--Charlie Rangel has gotten himself in a whole lot of trouble because of selective disclosures in his required financial statements. What no one seems to be focusing on is that Charlie Rangel, who has been a Congressman for 39 years, has amassed quite a nice portfolio of investments as a public servant. One might wonder how he has had time to be such a savvy investor. Also, if you had neglected to report significant amounts of income from a foreign country Mr. Rangel (which is precisely what Mr. Rangel did), you would be subject to a $10,000 penalty. “Lucky Charlie”, of course, will get off scot-free.
--Following on the heels of the unsuccessful Van Jones, President Obama has appointed Ron Bloom as his Manufacturing Czar. Mr. Bloom has never actually worked in manufacturing or ever created a job. He has been an investment banker and worked in the labor movement. I suspect his main qualification is he has an M.B.A. from Harvard.
This Administration has a distinct lack of people who have real world experience and too many people who are book smart. I have met lots of people who have gotten advanced degrees and I know that it is a lot harder to create jobs than get through graduate school.