In our excitement over our President-Elect we forget we still have a sitting president - The Lame Duck.
Yes, George the terrible is still with us and will be for another two months. He isn't going gently into the good night, though. He is still trying to exert imperial powers. On a previous blog I wrote how he is trying to pardon his entire administration for any illegalities. Wire tapping is a felony. Torture is breaking our laws and international laws. Will GWB be held accountable? Don't hold your breath.
Much to my disgust, it appears that the Democrats will roll over and let him pull one last piece of nastiness out of his bag . Oh woe! Alas and alack! I am coming to the conclusion that Russ Feingold, and Dennis Kucinich are the only Senators with a spine. (Henry Waxman in the House is also a courageous man) If only there were 60 more Senators like them. Sigh! The rule of law might as well be a dead duck thanks to the lame duck and his enablers.
This last piece of chicanery pulled me right off of cloud nine and my elation is tamping down. Watch Rachel Maddow and Jonathan Turley on this subject.
And now for a different subject. This time it's Rachel with Arianna Huffington and they are talking about the gossipy GOP.
After listening to both sides of the argument on the bail out of the Big 3, I have come to the conclusion that we really don't have a choice. To not do so would cause a ripple effect that would finish off the sinking economy. It would be at the bottom of a very dirty pond along with all of us. Much as we all hate rewarding incompetence, there are times when you have to bite the bullet and this is surely one of them.