The common theme with these Cabinet secretaries is loud, uninformed rhetoric; a lack of practical experience; a certain utopian zealotry — and an expectation that there are rules for government grandees and quite different ones for the rest of us. – IBD Editorials
By Victor Davis Hanson at IBD Editorials
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has …… At a time when the known gas and oil reserves of the U.S. on public lands have soared, he cut back on federal leasing of them to just about 2% of available offshore lands and 6% of onshore.
… Salazar claimed that even $10-a-gallon gas would not change his mind about voting to increase offshore drilling.
…. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, whose department helped oversee millions in bad loans to green companies like Solyndra, First Solar and Solar Trust of America — the Teapot Dome scandals of our times. Chu once infamously quipped before assuming office that he wanted U.S. gas prices to reach European levels.
Attorney General Eric Holder dropped charges against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation.
Holder’s department is suing the state of Arizona ….
Holder has praised the race-baiting Al Sharpton ….
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