|The Chief of Speak Chooses His Victims|
|Friday, 23 October 2009 21:54|
The Blame Game Begins with Gregory Craig
After both continuing to run for office while in office and proving that he could give the illusion that he could change the world, Mr.O (for Oz) acted loudly on a stream of “quick-ticks” on his To Do list that caused consternation in both parties. One was his hasty and now messy decision on Guantanamo, another was his decision to release classified photographs of both legal and “illegal” CIA interrogation tactics to the world. There were other, infinitely more sensible, even humane ways of managing the horror at Guantanamo and he must have been hit hard in the frontal lobe with a basket ball when he issued an order to release classified documents. Judgment aside (What about other, significant and now ignored campaign promises that do not threaten national security?), now he is, well, “pissed” and someone has to take the fall.
Present at all cabinet meetings is Mr. O’s attorney, Gregory Craig, a long time Clinton cabinet liason (who turncoated amid the campaign) but who remains respected throughout Washington and beyond as a brilliant adjudicator and a man of sound character. Also present at these secret meetings is Geithner and related members of his staff of Wall St. winners. Geithner, who couldn’t put the first tarp plan together, who allowed much loosened gun control legislation to be squeezed into what finally passed, among other right wing conservative goodies of which the public is unaware, and who now (along with Obama) cannot account for where the money went, is as secure as a hen nesting to Brahms in a warm barn.
With an already widening credibility gap, the King of “Inspira-Speak” has chosen his decision regarding “the release, the non-release, and back and forth again” of the photographs, along with his hapless and globally distressing decision to close Guantanamo, to pick what will be his first high profile, public victim. Currently, it’s a loud whisper in Washington – by January, with the positioning of the move polished and ready to play out to Obama’s advantage, Craig will be gone. Tellingly, Mr. Craig has been known to politely and indirectly express the fact that the administration is not what he had thought it would be. No kidding.
This will be the first punitive booting that voting folks will hear about. There is no doubt, however, that the safest way to stay off the President’s “Craig List” is to maintain, along with Obama himself, an A listing on Wall St.