Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 5, 2016

Don't Blame Ben Carson

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson, a onetime political rival who became one of his leading surrogates on the campaign trail, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. ... Carson said recently through a spokesperson that he did not feel prepared to run a federal agency, but he has since changed his mind.
When the President(-elect) calls you and asks you to serve, I suspect most people have the sense of duty to not decline, especially if you're of the same party.

However, Carson may not have to relocate anytime soon:
Multiple Democratic senators told POLITICO in interviews last week that after watching Republicans sit on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court for nearly a year, they’re in no mood to fast-track Trump’s selections.
One of the oldest rules in politics is "I'll do unto you like you did unto me."

I'll be surprised if a new Supreme Court justice is seated before 2018.

6 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

We may be better off if we did not see a new Supreme Court justice until 2021.

CenterPuke88 said...

Still it ruling out a recess appointment...

CenterPuke88 said...

Damn it, it = not

Comrade Misfit said...

If Trump had half a brain, he could take the wind out of the Democrats' ire by renominating Garland.

Sikhandtake said...

Carson's statement that he was not competent to run an agency that the Republicans have wanted to dismantle for ages is likely EXACTLY the reason he was nominated.

Comrade Misfit said...

Sikhandtake, I don't disagree.