Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lack of focus

The Obama administration managed to make time to yank Kal Penn from his role on House to fill a low-level PR job in the White House, but has yet to get around to filling "hundreds" of positions reporting to cabinet-level appointees.
President Barack Obama doesn't have time for a victory lap now that his Cabinet is finally largely in place.

One level down, he faces gaping holes in the ranks he needs to fill if there is to be any hope of turning his ambitious agenda into action on health care, the environment and much more.
But that's only part of the problem with this administration.
At a recent congressional hearing, for example, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., lamented that Dennis Blair, the national intelligence director, doesn't have time to manage the extra responsibilities he's been given on economics and climate change.
Uhhh...what? Climate change is an intelligence matter now?

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