07 September 2009

Obama's Vetting Process Isn't Broken

The Washington Post has joined a list of media outlets questioning Barack Obama's vetting process.

The resignation of White House environmental adviser Van Jones has revealed a lapse in the administration's vetting procedures that, nearly eight months into his tenure, delivered President Obama with an unwelcome distraction as he begins an important week on behalf of his health-care reform initiative.
It seems that each time the Obama administration gets their hand caught in the commie jar their defenders in the media try to pass it off as a "vetting issue." Why, they had no idea that he had been involved in an activist organization with Marxist roots. Right, I believe that. Oh, and Obama also sat in Reverend Wright's church for 20 years and had no idea that his family's spiritual advisor was a batty bigot. So either the president is a functioning moron or an artful liar. So tell me, can he be that oblivious?

I don't believe there is an issue with the President's vetting process; I think he is selecting the same brand of radicals that he chose to hang with earlier in his career. Think for a moment, when he answered a plumber's question without the aid of a teleprompter he exposed that he supports the redistribution of wealth. He worked with Acorn, he's friends with William Ayers . . . is it shocking that he's tapping Marxists for his administration? Do you really believe that the most powerful man in the world didn't know about Jones' past? That he was unaware that Jones signed a petition that essentially asserted that America was behind the tragedy of 9/11?

Well, I suppose you might argue that he didn't know. After all, he was unaware the he signed a document supporting a ban on all handguns. Hmmm (he wrote thoughtfully) Can somebody be that oblivious?