Okay, so Obama took the Presidency and immediately began pushing his Cabinet appointments through Congress. There was some amazement expressed about some of them, Hillary Clinton being Secretary of State being an example but hey, it's his party so let him do what ever trips his trigger. No big deal, right?
If you're known by the company you keep aren't you also liable to be judged by the subordinates you select?
With that in mind, here's a story from LifeSiteNews about one of the latest & greatest (all emphases & commentary are mine);
CHICAGO, February 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - President Obama has made a major mistake and put America's families at risk by selecting David Ogden to become Deputy Attorney General, says Fidelis, a pro-family organization.
"David Ogden is a hired gun from Playboy and ACLU. He can't run from his long record of opposing common sense laws protecting families, women, and children. The United States Senate has a responsibility to the American people to insure that Mr. Ogden's full record is fully reviewed before any vote on his nomination" said Brian Burch, President of Fidelis (no shit, this guy needs some serious vetting).
"Ogden's record is nothing short of obscene. He has represented Playboy Enterprises in multiple cases, Penthouse Magazine, the ACLU, and the largest distributor of hard-core pornography videos (this last is completely unacceptable, where is the outrage from NOW and it's ilk?) He has opposed filters on library computers protecting children from Internet smut, and successfully defended the right of pornographers to produce material with underage children."
"David Ogden has collected checks from Playboy and Penthouse to fight any attempts to establish filters on federally-funded public libraries. Ogden even sued the federal government in an attempt to publish Braille versions of Playboy magazine (you can't make this shit up) - at taxpayer expense, of course," said Burch.
As a lawyer in private practice, Ogden has argued for an unlimited abortion license, gays in the military, and has urged courts to treat traditional definitions of marriage as a social prejudice. (???)
"A vast majority of Americans support parental notification before a minor's abortion and protecting kids from Internet pornography in our libraries," continued Burch. "Yet David Ogden has fought tooth and nail against these common sense laws protecting our children from harm.
At a time when America's families are under increasing assault, Mr. Ogden is a dangerous choice for a position whose responsibilities include the enforcement of our nation's laws. " (No kidding!)
As I said earlier, aren't you likely to be judged by the subordinates you select to work with? Maybe this is too "old school", but I really believe a President should be a man of character, not a man who is a character.