This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration: The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and
Incompetent electrical work by private military contractors has been responsible for the deaths of many soldiers working in Iraq.
Sarah Palin was asked a question about foreign policy, specifically regarding Pakistan. She wouldn’t answer the question. Again and again, Sarah Palin simply won’t answer the questions she’s being asked. Palin just isn’t answering the questions. That’s not competent. Sarah Palin just doesn’t look competent.
Section 3 is where these regulatory reforms and enforcement of accountability ought to be included. Yet, there’s not really anything there. Section 3 merely states that the Secretary of the Treasury will “consider” protecting taxpayers from the consequences of Wall Street’s gross ineptitude.
If John McCain knew about John Hagee’s raging antisemitism and said nothing until it became politically inconvenient, McCain is morally unsuitable for the Presidency. If John McCain sought John Hagee’s endorsement and political partnership without doing a background on Hagee, McCain lacks the basic competence necessary to be President.