“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bad Decisions...And More Bad Decisions

Well…no surprise…but another Obama nominee appears to be in legal trouble.

Obama appointee Vivek Kundra is on leave from his White House post following the arrest Thursday of one of his former colleagues on suspicion of bribery and money laundering.
Now, to be fair, Kundra is not actually named as a party in any of the FBI actions. But, it once again raises the question of who Obama associates with. Pre-election, he was bothered by conservative calls for definition and repudiation of relationships with several unsavory characters. Since his election, he has appointed several who have had tax-evasion problems. And, it seems the circle just keeps repeating itself. My question for America is when does the love of personal charisma give way to legitimate skepticism?

Kind of makes you wonder about another Presidential nominee.
Prominent Wall Street lawyer H. Rodgin Cohen has withdrawn from consideration to become deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary, Democratic sources said on Thursday, dealing another setback to the department's efforts to fill critical positions.

Cohen is the second person to withdraw from consideration for the No. 2 job at Treasury after former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Annette Nazareth decided to drop out last week.
What is it about our President that keeps him from picking people for important positions who do not have legal or personal problems that unqualify them for office? When you add it all up, it appears that the conservatives may have been more correct in their judgments than the liberal left has been.

(...didn't we hear somewhere that there would be no double standard for Obama's appointments?...guess the media really does recognize a difference between a liberal and a conservative...check the coverage levels for yourself...)