Comments: Change you can believe in

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Obama's Presidency has yet to begin, yet you on the Right want to play the straw man game already.

That said, I share some of your concern about Obama's appointments, this one in particular, plus a couple of the financial garus, but I think we should all wait to see what the outcome is some time down the line.

In defense of Rice, her 2006 statement was made when faced with ongoing genocide in Sudan, in the event that the UN refused to act, which presents a pretty tough dilemma with this particular moral dilemma.

It is worth noting that the past statements and behavior of Rice and the financial gurus is in the context that then existed. This has to be taken into account.

Obama seems to be picking on the basis of experience and intellect, not a bad idea in times of this extreme financial crisis. When asked about whether his picks represent "change", Obama's answer was that the change comes from him. After all, won't he soon be the "decider"?

Let us observe the outcomes, then criticize if we feel so inclined. To do so at this point is premature, in my view.

Posted by Perry at November 26, 2008 03:21 PM

"Change Perry Fell For."

Posted by Hube at November 26, 2008 03:48 PM

A fair question: "Would Barack Obama have gotten the Democratic nomination if he had told the party he would retain George Bush's Defense Secretary?"

Posted by Paul Smith at November 26, 2008 04:51 PM

And there is one of the many reasons I chose to abstain from voting in this election. Obama MIGHT be the "decider" Perry but he can no more effect change without agreement (permission!) from Congress than anyone else could. At the same time, should be said McCain was in no better position to make such promises either. I will say I was open minded about Obama but becoming wary when I see his picks and some of their beliefs.

Like someone said this morning (Hube, was it you?), holding my breath to see if he appoints the Idiot Chaney to some plum position. At this point I wouldn't be too surprised but afraid I'd have to throw up.

Posted by Nancy Cleveland at November 27, 2008 12:28 AM

Yeah -- context, Perry.

Something you seem never to consider when examining the words and actions of Republicans.

Posted by Rhymes With Right at November 27, 2008 11:15 AM