Last week I exulted over the fact that
Senator John Cornyn of Texas denied hillary her unanimous confirmation vote – and annoyed Hillary a great deal in the process.
Liberal Republican Senator to Oppose Geithner
January 26, 2009; 12:33 PM
President Barack Obama’s nominee to be Secretary of the Treasury is expected to be confirmed by the Senate today.
“Throughout the state of Maine and indeed throughout the nation, millions of hard-working Americans pay their taxes on time and in full,” Collins says. “Our taxation system is essentially an honor system that depends on self-assessment and honesty. When taxpayers make mistakes, they are expected to correct them promptly and completely. How can we tell the taxpayers that they are expected to comply fully with our tax laws, when these laws have been treated so cavalierly by the person who would lead the Treasury Department and, ultimately, the Internal Revenue Service, when he was applying them to himself?”
The fact that Obama even bothered to nominate this Tax Cheat for the Treasury position is either the worst vetting ever, or belies the fact that Obama doesn’t give a damn what we think. It’s hypocrisy of the highest order.
If Obama thinks this little of what we think so early in his Administration, imagine what will happen later.