Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The Wrong Kind of Change
Look, I've given President Obama the benefit of the doubt. He is still unarguably better than President McCain would have been. He has managed to enact some genuinely progressive and welcome policies in his brief time in office. But he has also made some catastrophically bad choices, and his appointment of right-wing nutjob Senator Judd Gregg to head the Commerce Department is quite possibly the worst. The Commerce Department is supposed to enforce fair trade practices that Gregg opposes. It is also supposed to exist, of course, which is surprisingly something Gregg also opposes. And now a Republican governor gets to select a new Republican senator to replace Gregg as well.