Does this Presidency come with training wheels?

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election, Government | Posted at: Friday, 13 March 2009

To be fair, it takes time to properly staff a new Administration.  Vetting is a process that can take many months, particularly for those potential nominees who have no previous security clearance.  However, from Bill Richardson to Tom Daschle to Charles Freeman to Rodgin Cohen and many more, the current level of ineptitude in filling the nation’s key government positions is staggering.

I’m reminded of all the idiotic calls late last year for President Bush to summarily step down from office and hand the Presidency to Barack Obama prior to January 20th, the inauguration date mandated by the Constitution.  Had that occurred, the scene depicted in the SNL skit where the Secretary of the Treasury doesn’t even have anyone in his office to answer calls would have been repeated across countless DC departments.

Unfortunately, I’m becoming increasingly concerned that President Obama was in need, not of an early debut, but of training wheels.

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2 Responses to “Does this Presidency come with training wheels?”

  1. Tregonsee Says:

    If you are ignoring the seriousness of this, the best description is probably the “Max Sennett Administration.” Otherwise, “Jimmy Carter on Speed.” We barely survived 4 years of that, but they seem to be able to pack 8 years of damage into 4 years, with a few months left over.

  2. Kay Brooks Says:

    Because my husband is a carpenter this joke was especially funny to me. I’ve stolen it from http://Luciane.com who stole it from Don Surber:

    Q. What’s the difference between Obama and Jesus?
    A. Jesus was a carpenter; Obama can’t assemble a cabinet.

    I’ll to add… apparently not even an IKEA ready to assemble one from the Chicago and Clinton machines.