I feel sorry for Burris in some ways for all the hullabaloo over his selection as the junior senator of Illinois. I’m sure he is qualified for the position, but he really should have known not to accept the toxic seat until Blago was dealt with.
Well the Democrats pretty much just handed over Congress to the Republicans in 2010. You don’t start off the administration of “Change” by giving any sort of credibility to a corrupt governor’s appointment. That’s a message the GOP is going to hammer the DP with, especially if the DP Congress pushes the leftist plans so many Americans are against: card check, auto industry bailout, massive increased budget deficit under the dubious notion of spending into prosperity, et. al., as well as pushes the “only government can solve this problem” hooey, while the economy continues to flounder as a result of failed government oversight of both the Bush Administration and the Democrat controlled Congress over the past two years (if not longer given concerns about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).
In any case, both parties are corrupt and have no intention of doing what is the best for America. They’ll only do what’s best for their political careers, their petty agendas, and their own pocketbooks. Even Obama is already turning into another poll watching President (elect), more concerned about people’s opinions rather than reasonable and viable solutions.
Now, something that concerns me is Mr. Obama’s selection of a known socialist, Carol Browner, as the so called Global Warming Czar. She may be perfectly qualified for the position but I do not trust an individual that was part of a socialist organization (Socialist International) that call for “global governance” of all countries as well as allowed rampant discrimination while head of the EPA. Discrimination it should be noted that was so severe that new protections were put into law as a result.
More curious (and suspicious in my book) is the sudden disappearance of her name from the SI web site’s list of leaders. Also suspicious is this supposed socialist and environmentalist’s membership as a board member of an environmental commodities market firm as well as previously being a lobbyist. (Sounds suspicious since it allows for profiting off questionable cap-and-trade programs being touted.)
I only trust environmentalists and environmental policy based on objectivity and science not ones based on personal profit and political agendas. Ms. Browner, given her past, is one I definitely do not trust and will be keeping an eye on. I suspect she’s just another political and corporate highjacker of the environmental movement.