Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama executes...


The Obama coverage is getting pretty thick. Sort of like the Tiger Woods syndrome. "Tiger Woods did not play in this tournament and instead had baked salmon for lunch." or "Woods put on his left sock first this morning, a clear departure from habit."

Even when he isn't doing anything, Obama is the topic of the day. I saw a headline the other day about Michelle wearing high fashion and JC Penney outfits with equal ease. Whatever.

But there is some important news that points to trouble for Obama and perhaps a little relief for us - Executive Orders. BO is already making a list of things he's going to decree in the first few days in the White House.

Go right ahead, Mr. President. But take a look at your old pal Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois. Rod is the king of the executive order. If he wants to do something, he just does not.

The trouble comes with funding his little fiefdom. We saw it with health care. We saw it with alien welcome centers. He decrees and throws a little money at it to get it started and the legislature fails to fund his pipe dream.

And why should they? He's gone around them. He's playing king rather than using the checks and balances.

So I say, Go ahead Obama. Get the congress mad at you. Show us your authoritarian side. You'll have the federal equivalent of Illinois party in power paralyzed by infighting.

And that just might save the country.

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