Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Another Small Step

Looks like Michael Baroody won't become the new head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission after all. Yay!

In case you missed earlier posts, I spoke about this guy here and here.


Anonymous said...

You beat me to it! I just saw the NY Times piece. It's a shame that it took so long for the guy to withdraw his name.

Now, can we turn to the weasling Democrats? Why are they letting George Bush win in the game of chicken?

bjkeefe said...

The obvious explanation is that the Democrats are perpetually skittish about the "soft" label, ever since Vietnam. They fear getting blamed for having lost the war, not supported the troops, you know the drill.

The cynical explanation is that they know W is bent on winning in Iraq (shhh, don't tell him that's not gonna happen), and they'd rather have him continue to screw up, to use the war against the Reps in 2008.

The charitable explanation is that they know they can't win this one, so it may be better to move on for a few months.