Monday, April 13, 2009

Labour Sleeze (and Obama?)

Now that Holy Week is past, I can reveal my fascination with the revelation of the sordid plans of Labour operative Damian McBride and the backfiring of said plans. Here is a good summary of the plot so far, but a google will reveal numerous stories. The now famous Guido Fawkes’ blog that blew the cover on this is here.

So far, the slightly silly efforts of Labourites to dismiss all this are not going over very well.

Don’t be surprised if the same sort of episode happens in the Obama administration someday. In spite of his untrammeled cool wonderfulness, the Dear Leader chose Rahm Emanuel to be his Chief of Staff. Now Mr. Emanuel has a well-earned reputation of being an attack dog – and that is putting it politely, believe me. And already the Obama Administration has a pattern of going after “enemies” such as Rush Limbaugh and Jim Cramer. (And Cramer is actually an Obama supporter.)

At the same time, there is no question that many of Obama’s supporters not only have a conscious but are idealistic. (Yes, I will give them that much credit.) There is also no question that Mr. Emanuel has earned a few enemies. Combine all that, and you get a likely scenario: Mr. Emanuel overreaches in smearing opponents, and an Obama supporter with a conscious or an Emanuel enemy with a grudge blows the cover on him.

You heard it here first.

Will said episode then backfire on Obama as the current UK episode seems to be backfiring on PM Gordon Brown? Let’s hope so. Those who knowingly appoint scumbags to important positions deserve every bit of the consequences of doing so.

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