The President has a 'Valerie' problem

Maybe President Obama walks around the Oval Office singing the old Monkees' tune:  "There's a girl I know who makes me feel so good. And I wouldn't live without her, even if I could. They call her Valeri. I love her Valeri." We understand President Obama's desire to have a loyal subordinate, a White Sox fan and someone close to Mrs Obama.  However, it may be time to look for someone who is more qualified and who understands that the federal government is a very complex enterprise and not a one-party town like Chicago. John Fund has a good post about Lady Valerie: "Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as "Rasputin" on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia's Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.     Darrell Delamaide, a columnist for Dow Jones's...(Read Full Post)