Here are three political ironies from the last few days:
First, as Obama has required greater transparency and stricter scrutiny over who works for his administration, he is now receiving criticism for four of his picks — Tim Geithner, Nancy Killefer, Tom Daschle, and Bill Richardson — the latter three all withdrawn. Yet were it not for the heightened scrutiny and greater public demand for a different breed of civil servants created by the Obama movement, these characters would never have been weeded out.
Next, while the Republicans continue to be obsessed with cutting taxes, it looks like Democrats (Geithner, Daschle, and Killefer) simply don’t pay their share; in other words, Republicans hate taxes, Democrats don’t pay them. You wonder what a congressional tax audit would look like.
Finally, Sarah Palin rode into town this week in an attempt to repair her image. In doing so, she cried and whined about the Washington and media elite culture that “mocked” her. Governor Palin surely must have forgotten how she first appeared on the national stage at the GOP Convention, mocking Barack Obama as a do-nothing community organizer and boasting herself as a political pit bull. Then on the campaign trail the ever confident pit bull sneered at Obama’s foreigness. Now all that is left of the pit bull hockey mom is the smeared lipstick.