The Corpus Callosum

When Will They Ever Learn?

With Wolfowitz out, Gonzalez on the way, can they even be seriious
aboutthis nomination?

Asked to Reconsider Safety Nominee

Published: May 18, 2007

WASHINGTON, May 17 — Senate Democrats urged President Bush on Thursday
to withdraw his nomination of a top lobbyist from the National
Association of Manufacturers to lead the Consumer Product Safety
Commission, saying the candidate was unqualified and the appointment
posed insurmountable conflicts of interest…

In a letter to President Bush, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida and
Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, both Democrats, said Mr. Baroody
“cannot escape a serious conflict of interest” because he will receive
a $150,000 departing payment from the association. They asked Mr. Bush
to withdraw the nomination…

This is just insulting.  Cronyism verging on outright
corruption.  Consumer products are a matter of safety.
 With a guy like this in charge, terrorists would not have to
go out of their way to kill us.  Our own corporations will do
it for them.


  1. #1 Tyler DiPietro
    May 18, 2007

    Well, I’ll give them one thing: these guys gotta have one set of cojones to pull a stunt like this after all of their corruption scandals to date.

    The contempt this administration has for our intelligence and decency is absolutely disgusting. In a saner world these crooks would be out on the street digging through KFC garbage bins for a meal.

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