Friday, January 9, 2009

The innocence of hope

God bless Obama for his naivete. We haven't seen such clueless innocence since Jimmy Carter landed from Plains, Georgia.

Obama immediately recognizes that government costs too much and is wasteful and has useless programs. So, he brings in Nancy Killefer. Nancy worked for the Treasury Department...can you guess when?...wait for it...during the Clinton Administration. 1997 to 2000 to be exact.

And I'm guessing it was a political job because Bush took office in January of 2001.

So why do I think Obama is naive? Well, you have your Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and General Services Administration (GSA)...and just about every federal agency has an independent inspector general.

All these folks are charged with reducing costs, evaluating effectiveness, and eliminating waste in government. So he comes to town and turns Nancy loose with her staff and her budget and her own police. He's just added to the waste in Washington and offended all the watchdogs we're already paying for.

He's acting like a rookie manager who is new on the job. He's never dealt with employees before. He thinks he's smarter than everyone else. His first message to the troops is that they are stupid and they can't be trusted.

Nice move, boss.

I wonder how long before the union calls him to complain about Nancy wanting to cut some federal jobs...union jobs.

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