“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kim Strassel on President 'Present'

Kim Strassel, the esteemed Wall Street Journal columnist, did a very nice job recently putting Wonderboy's inaction, amidst global upheaval, into proper perspective.

As the woman who broke the embarrassing story that federal employees don't have the so-called 'rights' to collective bargaining that the First Rookie so castigated Wisconsin Governor Walker for daring to rescind, Strassel's missives have a lot of credibility.

Last Friday, Strassel's Journal Potomac Watch column opined that what we're seeing now is the consequence of electing to the Presidency a guy whose prior elected political career has been woefully short, inconsequential, and featured a lot of votes as 'present,' rather than 'yea' or 'nay.'

Strassel goes so far as to suggest that Wonderboy and his political handlers reason that if voting 'present' got him to the Oval Office once, it should work again.

Never mind that his lack of action is having consequences- in Libya, on budget debates, trade, and so on.

Strassel thinks that if the First Rookie doesn't change his attitude and actions soon, he'll probably be out of a job. That even his former colleagues in the Senate won't provide him cover anymore, as his strategy hangs them out to dry in 2012.

I think Strassel's right. With the elected leader of our country essentially refusing to lead- on anything- it's not a stretch to see a reasonable GOP candidate taking the White House in 2012.

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