How's that for changing the way Washington works?
This past Election Day, the American people sent a clear message to Washington: Clean up your act....Restore this country's faith in government? You are driving cynicism to new heights.
[I]t's not enough to just change the players. We have to change the game.
Americans put their faith in Democrats because they want us to restore their faith in government....
The truth is, we cannot change the way Washington works unless we first change the way Congress works. On Nov. 7, voters gave Democrats the chance to do this. But if we miss this opportunity to clean up our act and restore this country's faith in government, the American people might not give us another one.
I am assuming that Scott Matheson has the credentials to serve on the federal court. So do many others. (Not me. I lack judicial temperament.) But the President chooses from a large pool of individuals with good enough credentials. What are the good enough reasons to pick a person out of the pool? To buy the vote of his brother the Congressmen? Obviously not.
And even if you want to argue that it's a good enough reason, Barack Obama won the presidency by holding himself out as powerfully virtuous, as the man who would change the way Washington works. When I voted for Obama, I didn't think that was going to be the set-up for sarcastic, world-weary jokes.
UPDATE: I respond to Obama supporters who say move along, there's nothing to see.