She's a Democrat from John McCain's home state.
This appointment is just patronage. Her job is to smile and nod, and collect a nice salary -- travel the USA or the world, on the Public Dime. She's got less experience than the outgoing Chertoff, and that is saying something... you can't expect criticism from our media, today. (It's in the bag for both the Dem brand, ideology if you can say that -- and business-wise, the major TV shows on broadcast & cable will rely in the ad revenue that comes from all things Federal and the Companies that support the Way Things Are, no matter WHO's in office.) Right now, the USA automakers -- who advertise across TV every few minutes -- and throw away 100s of Millions per year, doing this (especially for NFL broadcasts) are banking on taxpayer $$$ by the 10s of Billions, for example. Do YOU think TV or those companies that control purse-strings/ads.. don't have influence -- and that is NOT EVEN counting the Banks & Financials that just for $400-700 BILLION -- and will spend on marketing, across the TV and internet "news shows".
It's all connected.
She's a sham appointment -- as many were. No one will tell you that, across the Happy Talk CNN etc. news "shows" that will need each of these figureheads to come on TV, for their ratings and feelings of importance/relevance. Anderson Cooper, afterall is a son of Diane Von Furstenburg who was a game-show host -- before he started making SERIOUS faces, and let his hair go gray (for affect). Do you think he's a journalist? who on TV will ask ANY question? who really cares about competence anymore -- they just want GWB and Cheney to "go away" and the Clintons BACK for personal happiness and a feeling of accomplishment.
It's like, as if to say: "No matter how ineffective the new Cabinet etc. will be -- at least they're not GOPers." Which is probably the most disgusting & abuse of power.. to appoint people based on patronage or celebrity -- and support it, blindly like Hillary running the State Dept. (!!!). ANYONE REMEMBER SHE MADE UP and INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT THAT SHE WAS "Shot at" at a Kosovo Airport? when there was a little 6 yr old girl meeting her, with a freaking FLOWER on video? THAT is our Worldwide Rep? (anyone ask Vince Foster how he feels about this? much less WHAT was in those files stolen from his desk, within minutes of his being found dead?). Is there anyone, in any media about to point out -- even after vilifying GWB for having nearly NO experience when he was elected? -- that we just elected a man that was a college STUDENT until he was 29 yrs old and then worked another 11 yrs as a "college lecturer" (which is why he's comfy before people) = 40 years as an academic? remember the old line: "those who can't DO, teach"? well, now we have a President that was 40 and then entered elected office for IL State & then the Senate -- and no one can name any accomplishments, bills or affect, even for the inner city of Chicago (where he moved to and married, and had a stake -- although his kids didn't attend Public Schools there, etc.).
It's just beyond tears, now.
· 1 decade ago