Thursday, October 1, 2009
Two Possibilities Here
October 1, 2009 | Posted by John at 8:41 PM | Powerline
Those who are sympathetic to the Obama administration maintain that for some reason, it is astonishingly bad at "vetting" nominees. Thus, it keeps nominating people who hold extreme--not to say bizarre--views, and, when outsiders point this out, the administration is obliged to retreat in confusion.
Others argue that the Obama administration is radical to the core, and when it appoints extremists--some say weirdos--to high government positions, it is merely carrying out its ideological agenda. The case of Kevin Jennings, appointed by President Obama as Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education--"safe" seems the salient word--supports the latter view. Jennings, a homosexual activist, has a checkered history to say the least, as Regular Folks United records:
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