The White House: Who's in Charge?

Ed Lasky
Do any of these people communicate with each other?

Does Obama have a firm hand on the tiller?

Can he command and control?

Does he have any idea of what is going on in his administration?

Is he spending too much time watching sports and Spongebob Squarepants?

Recall Barack Obama hyped Geithner's plan at a press conference and told the media Geithner would present it during his testimony before the Senate the next day. When Geithner came up empty, and it was clear there was no such plan formulated, the stock market tumbled and, according to Rich Miller of Bloomberg, doubt was cast on Geithner's competency.

The media should have blamed Obama for putting the cart before the horse, but we know the media will never blame Obama for anything.

Yesterday, Barack Obama proposed that Bush administration officials who approved so-called enhanced interrogation techniques might face prosecution. This directly contradicts what his own chief of staff , Rahm Emanuel, who, according to Jonathan Weisman of the Wall Street Journal,  said on Sunday:


that the people who formulated the Bush policies wouldn't be subject to prosecution. On ABC's "This Week," Mr. Emanuel said, "It's time for reflection. It's not a time to use our energy and our time in looking back in a sense of anger and retribution."

When Barack Obama was on the verge of winning the Presidency a very smart friend of mine worried that Obama, never having served in an executive capacity before and inexperienced in many areas, would find it difficult to control subordinates.


How true...

Do any of these people communicate with each other?

Does Obama have a firm hand on the tiller?

Can he command and control?

Does he have any idea of what is going on in his administration?

Is he spending too much time watching sports and Spongebob Squarepants?

Recall Barack Obama hyped Geithner's plan at a press conference and told the media Geithner would present it during his testimony before the Senate the next day. When Geithner came up empty, and it was clear there was no such plan formulated, the stock market tumbled and, according to Rich Miller of Bloomberg, doubt was cast on Geithner's competency.

The media should have blamed Obama for putting the cart before the horse, but we know the media will never blame Obama for anything.

Yesterday, Barack Obama proposed that Bush administration officials who approved so-called enhanced interrogation techniques might face prosecution. This directly contradicts what his own chief of staff , Rahm Emanuel, who, according to Jonathan Weisman of the Wall Street Journal,  said on Sunday:


that the people who formulated the Bush policies wouldn't be subject to prosecution. On ABC's "This Week," Mr. Emanuel said, "It's time for reflection. It's not a time to use our energy and our time in looking back in a sense of anger and retribution."

When Barack Obama was on the verge of winning the Presidency a very smart friend of mine worried that Obama, never having served in an executive capacity before and inexperienced in many areas, would find it difficult to control subordinates.


How true...