Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture who fired Sherrod without questioning the video’s patently spurious provenance, was far slower to reverse himself than the N.A.A.C.P. Good for him that he seemed genuinely chagrined once he did apologize. But an executive so easily bullied by Fox News has no more business running a government department than Ken Salazar, the secretary of interior who let oil companies run wild on deepwater drilling until disaster struck. That the White House sat back while Vilsack capitulated to a mob is a disgraceful commentary on both its guts and competence. This wasn’t a failure of due diligence — there was no diligence.
Kind of says a lot, no? It feels like the Obama administration governs based on a fear that Rush Limbaugh will say something bad about them.
Dear President Obama: Rush Limbaugh IS going to say something bad about you no matter what. So go ahead and do the right thing.
By the way, how many banksters have been prosecuted so far? Weren’t there more than 1,000 prosecutions after the Savings and Loan crisis?