Geithner’s days numbered?

March 17, 2009

Economist and CNBC talking head Larry Kudlow thinks so. I thought something was up when I’d heard earlier today that Geithner had received the dread "White House vote of confidence." That’s almost always a bad sign, often followed by a resignation "to pursue other options" or spend  more time "with the family." It’s like getting a kiss on the cheek from Don Corleone.

From tax cheat to Treasury Secretary still a tax cheat to out the door in under two months? Maybe he just can’t handle the empty chairs and ringing phones at Treasury.



In the first two months….

March 17, 2009

PBO’s record so far, according to The Weekly Standard:

Mexico now has sanctions against the US for NAFTA violations, the Colombia FTA is on ice, the EU is outraged at trade protectionist, buy-America provisions signed into law by Obama, Africa is despondent about the Obama budget’s cuts in Bush HIV/AIDs programs, Darfur is worsening by the day with no US reaction (except an ICC indictment which, like the International Criminal Tribunal in Yugoslavia, in effect tells a genocidal leader that once he is done killing everybody there is going to be a lawsuit), Central and Eastern Europe feels sold down the river on efforts to defend against a growing nuclear and missile threat in Iran, the Chinese have reminded the US that they hold $1 trillion in US debt and don’t much like our ships in the South China Sea or back talk on human rights, and the North Koreans are preparing a "space launch" — over Japan.

You can’t say this administration didn’t hit the ground running! Big Grin


March Madness of Hypocrisy!

March 17, 2009

Who’s the biggest public hypocrite? You make the call.

Hey! What do you mean, Sarah Palin made it to the second round? Who rigged this? ACORN? Waiting


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President Barack Corleone

March 17, 2009

Welcome to Francis Ford Coppola’s White House.

Just seven weeks into his presidency, Barack “Corleone” Obama has gone
to the mattresses. His administration has lunged ruthlessly for the
jugulars of its critics. His cabinet has more tax cheats than McKellys
in a Dublin phone book. Crackdown on lobbyists? Fahgettaboudit. Earmark
reform? We don’t need no stinking earmark reform. “Today,” the new don
pontificates, “I settle all family business” — e.g., nationalizing the
energy industry, socializing the health care system, and federalizing
American education.

Religion of Misogyny watch

March 17, 2009

The Pakistani Taliban have ordered the killing of women seen in the marketplaces. It violates sharia law, dontcha know?

But don't call them intolerant.

The price of Progressivism

March 17, 2009

A photo-essay on what decades of left-liberal governance have done to Detroit.


Not the reset button Clinton had in mind….

March 17, 2009

Putin’s puppet Russia’s President Medvedev announces rearmament, for reasons including the "NATO threat."

Considering what we’ve seen so far of Obama and Clinton’s "smart diplomacy," how Medvedev can say that with a straight face is beyond me. Chicken

(via The Weekly Standard)