Lost in the bluster of the panel discussion is the real problem for the White House this week, which is the loss of a sense of competence across the board. In that sense, the Gulf spill is akin to Katrina for Bush, and the botched Times Square attack adds onto the impression that this administration has become clueless. The Sunday talk shows will chew that over at length unless the White House dramatically changes the narrative — which is why we’ll probably get a SCOTUS leak today or tonight.That was on Saturday. Guess what came out on Sunday?
President Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the nation’s 112th justice, choosing his own chief advocate before the Supreme Court to join it in ruling on cases critical to his view of the country’s future, Democrats close to the White House said Sunday.Well, gosh, that's just an amazing coincidence, isn't it?
One last note on the question of Obama's executive competence...while all of that was going on last week, guess where our exalted leader extraordinaire was?
Barack Obama went golfing on Saturday as thick blobs of tar began washing up on the Alabama shore.At least he's trying to develop some competence in something while living at the White House.
There's my two cents.