President Obama has often been accused of acting professorial. More importantly, it appears he thinks that he is running a college campus where all the appointees are tenured employees. Maybe he does not understand that he can fire someone.
Certainly, at minimum, John Brennan, the Deputy National Security Adviser, should get the ax. There are multiple reasons why he should be shown the door, but his recent comment that the recidivism rate of terrorists released from Guantanamo is better than that of common criminals released from American prisons may be the single stupidest thing I have ever heard an Administration official say in my lifetime.
We received our census form and completed it promptly. Where the question of race was asked, we wrote “none of your business.” We read in the constitution where a census is required every ten years, but we missed where it stated our government should divide us along racial lines.
There are many reasons to question the appointment of Rashad Hussain as special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, but at the top of the list is the fact that he is a 31-year-old attorney. What real experience does this man have to represent the President of the United States, or to negotiate with this organization on America’s behalf? Obama apparently believes that graduating from law school gives someone wisdom and experience. Why wouldn’t he? It got him to be President of the most important country in the world with little additional experience.
I am a supporter of the statement made by Jack Nicklaus regarding the Tiger Woods’ scandal. He simply said “It is none of my business.” But Tiger’s recent news conference was still fascinating in a couple of ways.
First, the fact that it was covered on virtually every television channel raised it to the level of an historic event. Second, the real message of the event was not the apology. It was the fact that he wanted the press to know that they should keep their hands off him and his family. He will not be going on Oprah or writing a “tell all” book.
In an age where loads of people want to reveal their most intimate experiences to the world in a salacious manner, Tiger said a resounding NO to any more exposure of his own personal life.