So much for the "Americans will have five days prior to any vote to review legislation online" pledge:
"Sunlight Before Signing: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days."Lie #1.
So much for the "no earmarks" pledge as documented here.
So much for the "no lobbyists in my house" pledge.
"No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration."Lie #3.
Exhibit A. HHS Secy Nominee Daschle. BOOM! Outta here.
I don't care who you voted for in the '08 election. But if you voted for Obama based on his shallow "hope" and "change we can believe in" bumper sticker campaign, you were misled, either willfully or unwittingly. You were misled. Inside his first 50 days, Pres. Obama has already reneged on key pillars of his "change" foundation--destroying credibility and positioning himself to be an even bigger liar than Pres. "I am not a crook" Nixon. Not good company. Not a good start.
And I leave you with this nice little summary of Obama's ability to pick credible, worthy individuals to fill his posts.
Does anyone feel inspired or a sudden increase of confidence with Timothy "Timmy" Geithner opens his mouth on the economy? <crickets chirping>
How about master locutor Robert Gibbs? "We're working on it." "We're putting together some proposals." "I'll check on it." Huh?
Heaven help us.
UPDATED: Apparently I'm not the only one who is "underwhelmed" by Robert Gibbs.