Friday, January 02, 2009

From The Department of People In Hell Want Ice Water

This just in:

"Some Conservatives Fear Obama Advisers Lean Too Far Left"

Obama's Team Rankles the Right
To Some Conservatives, Advisers Are Alarmingly Liberal

By Carol D. Leonnig
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 2, 2009; Page A13

To some staunch conservatives watching President Bush relinquish the reins of power to President-elect Barack Obama, a few too many ardent liberals are now crashing the gates.

Some well-known Democratic activists are advising Obama on how to steer federal agencies, including a few whom conservative Republicans fought hard to keep out of power in the Clinton administration. They include Roberta Achtenberg, a gay activist whose confirmation as an assistant housing secretary was famously held up by then-Sen. Jesse Helms (N.C.), and Bill Lann Lee, who was hotly opposed by foes of affirmative action and temporarily blocked from the government's top civil rights job.

The article doesn't quote a single conservative currently criticizing Ms. Achtenberg for being too liberal or the Obama transition team for using Ms. Achtenberg as an adviser. It does quote Jesse Helms, who now exists in the form of worm excrement. Perhaps the author has a beef with Ms. Achtenberg. In any event, conservative whining about liberalism, real or imagined, is about as newsworthy as the sunrise.

Roger, on the other hand, fears that Carol D. Leonnig is a piss-poor writer:

Besides Achtenberg and Lee, other transition advisers' past positions are sending off flares in the ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party. None of them responded to requests for comment.
Who failed to comment? The past positions? The flares in the ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party? And precisely how did the past positions infiltrate the G.O.P. to send off flares from within that party?

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