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The first rule of holes is when you're in one, stop digging. When you're in three, bring a lot of shovels.
So two of Obama's nominees are being held up by a procedural tactic by Republicans who are getting revenge for perceived slights that were made against Bush appointees during their nomination process (never mind that these are economic advisers and we're in the middle of a depression). So Bloomberg has a relatively dry, straightforward article on the subject, and then suddenly:
Their stalled nominations serve as another reminder that Obama may find it difficult to live up to his campaign promise of changing the partisan culture in Washington.
How is this Obama's fault? Shouldn't the paragraph have read:
Their stalled nominations serve as another reminder that Republicans refuse to reciprocate on Obama's offer to change the partisan culture in Washington.
Updated: Josh Marshall has a take on the Obama administration nominees in which the Republican obstruction is just a small piece in a complicated puzzle.
By fnord12 | March 6, 2009, 10:37 AM | Liberal Outrage
goddamned liberal media. always spinning it so that it's the democrats' fault.