American Samizdat

Tuesday, December 02, 2008. *
As Barack Obama's opus, Team of Rivals, continues its rolling debut, the early reviews are in and the "critics" are full of praise for the cast:

"[T]he new administration is off to a good start."

-- Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell.

"[S]uperb ... the best of the Washington insiders ... this will be a valedictocracy -- rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes."

-- David Brooks, conservative New York Times columnist

"[V]irtually perfect ... "

-- Senator Joe Lieberman, former Democrat and John McCain's top surrogate in the 2008 campaign.


-- Karl Rove, "Bush's brain."

"I am gobsmacked by these appointments, most of which could just as easily have come from a President McCain ... this all but puts an end to the 16-month timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, the unconditional summits with dictators, and other foolishness that once emanated from the Obama campaign ... [Hillary] Clinton and [James] Steinberg at State should be powerful voices for 'neo-liberalism' which is not so different in many respects from 'neo-conservativism.'"

-- Max Boot, neoconservative activist, former McCain staffer.

"I see them as being sort of center-right of the Democratic party."

-- James Baker, former Secretary of State and the man who led the theft of the 2000 election.

"[S]urprising continuity on foreign policy between President Bush's second term and the incoming administration ... certainly nothing that represents a drastic change in how Washington does business. The expectation is that Obama is set to continue the course set by Bush ... "

-- Michael Goldfarb of the neoconservative Weekly Standard.

"I certainly applaud many of the appointments ... "

-- Senator John McCain

"So far, so good."

-- Senator Lamar Alexander, senior Republican Congressional leader.

Hillary Clinton will be "outstanding" as Secretary of State

-- Henry Kissinger, war criminal.

Rahm Emanuel is "a wise choice" in the role of Chief of Staff

-- Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, John McCain's best friend.

Obama's team shows "Our foreign policy is non-partisan."

-- Ed Rollins, top Republican strategist and Mike Huckabee's 2008 campaign manager

"The country will be in good hands."

-- Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush's Secretary of State

Signed, Johnny Brainwash
posted by Uncle $cam at 11:53 PM
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