Time out, please

Time out, please.  A few questions seem in order.

The guy who is slated to become our next attorney general was involved in extremely sleazy activities.  Does nobody care?

This man, Eric Holder, is supposed to handle major legal matters for us.  For you and me and all the citizenry. He is the guy who gave his blessing for President Clinton to pardon the big time crook Marc Rich.  This was in return for big bucks to the Clinton museum. 

He is the guy who negotiated that Puerto Rican terrorists be given clemency.  He pushed for the release of another major terrorist.  He was connected to disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.  But he hid this connection from the Senate that has to confirm him in office. Hid it.

Does anybody care that this man is likely to become our top legal guy?

Next question is: Can we afford Rep. Barney Frank’s antics any longer?  The record is clear that he blessed and favored the actions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that figured in our subprime mortgage meltdown.  He took lots of campaign money from them. In addition, they (purely co-incidence, of course) gave tons of money to his favorite charities. He went overboard to make life easier for them.  He went out of his way to block reform of them.

Meanwhile, his former boyfriend worked in a senior position at Freddie Mac.  While he, Frank, was on the committee that regulated the firm.

He worked hand in hand with Freddie and Fannie to turn them into giant political slush funds.  His paws are all over this financial fiasco.

He told us on various occasions there was nothing amiss with them.  And when the house of cards crashed to the floor he dodged all responsibility. Pointed the finger at everybody else. “The private sector got us into this mess.”

He continues to serve as head of the committee that regulates them.  And he is pushing to get his hands on more and more of the bailout money.

This guy is clearly dangerous.  He, yes he, has cost taxpayers countless billions of dollars with his malfeasance.  Does anybody care?

Next question: The guy who is nominated to become our Treasury Secretary did not pay his income taxes.  Did not pay taxes on his housekeeper.  Had her work after her work permit expired.

These are called “honest mistakes”.  Fine. What if he makes mistakes like this at Treasury?  I am serious.  We are taught in the first grade we will pay income taxes the rest of our lives. Do we want a guy as Treasury Secretary who forgot a lesson that basic?

How about you apply for a financial position with a company?  And you confess you don’t pay your income taxes? What sort of reception do you suppose you will get?

Last question is:  What is the deal with Hillary, Bill, her as Secretary of State and our foreign policy?

Let us not kid ourselves with political pretending. Hillary has sweet little experience with foreign policy. Ah, but her husband does.

Yes, he does.  But is he not just a bit tainted?  Did he not get impeached for lying to a grand jury?  Did he not get disbarred, a disgrace to a lawyer, a massive disgrace to a former President of the United States?

Has he not taken money from crooks galore?  And given pardons to some in return?  Has he not given clemency to some of the most disgusting criminals on earth?  Under most suspicious circumstances?

And does he not continue to accept tens of millions of “contributions” from major powers from around the world?  Do you really believe they part with millions just because they like Bill and his causes? C’monnnn.

He is the one in the family who understands foreign affairs.  He is the big fixer on the world scene, working with sleazy players around the globe.

And he is not likely to have any influence on the foreign affairs of this country?  Tell that to the Tooth Fairy.

Are these people the best we can find for these vital positions?  Can we bury our heads any deeper into the sand to avoid the obvious here?

From Tom ... as in Morgan.                  

For more columns and for Tom’s radio shows (and to write to Tom): tomasinmorgan.com.

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