Craig on the way out as WH counsel?

posted at 9:55 am on August 4, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

After a series of missteps on military and legal policy, the White House may dump Gregory Craig as its official attorney, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Citing sources within the administration, Evan Perez reports that high-level confabs have begun on whether to toss Craig to the wolves as a means to distance Barack Obama from key fumbles on Guantanamo Bay and interrogation memos.  In essence, Craig would serve as a scapegoat to allow Obama an opportunity for a restart on military issues:

Obama administration officials are holding discussions that could result in White House counsel Gregory Craig leaving his post, following a rocky tenure, people familiar with the matter said.

Mr. Craig, the top lawyer at the White House and a close aide to President Barack Obama, has helped lead the administration’s efforts on several national-security issues that once enjoyed popularity but have since become become political liabilities for Mr. Obama.

These include the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the release of Bush administration-era national-security documents, and efforts to find legal ways to indefinitely hold some detainees who can’t be put on trial.

The decision to close the Guantanamo facility became a political problem for Mr. Obama when concerns arose that some of the detainees would be released into the U.S. and the public soured on the move.

According to the sources, the blame for these policy failures belongs to Craig, who either didn’t prepare them fully before release or didn’t work effectively with Congress.  The article quotes Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican favoring the closing of Gitmo, as unhappy with the White House on its preparation for the policy.  Graham blames the reversal of public opinion on the issue on the administration’s order to close Gitmo without first having a plan for doing so, and walking through a number of options with Congress and the public that enraged people, especially this week as the White House seemed to accelerate its efforts to get the project back on track.

However, the problems seen in the list of issues with Craig didn’t come from the White House counsel.  They came as the natural consequence of asinine policymaking, and that starts and ends with Barack Obama himself.  Craig didn’t decide to issue an executive order closing Gitmo without a clue how to do it; Obama did.  Craig didn’t make the decision to release only a small portion of Bush administration interrogation documents; Obama did, and in that case Eric Holder probably had more to do with that decision than Craig.  The same applies for the pursuit of indefinite detention for war detainees, which returned Obama to the Bush policies and angered the Left.

Presidents traditionally jettison close advisers as a means to deflect criticism, but that usually applies to advisers with actual policymaking power.  Firing his attorney might make for a couple of interesting headlines, but it doesn’t make any sense for a sacrificial lamb on policy or on execution of it.  Obama would do better to stop creating his own problems by committing to unrealistic and senseless policies in the first place.


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Now on deck: the first “inside the Obama Admin” tell-all book. Awesome.

Cuffy Meigs on August 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM

The buck stops with below me.

BPD on August 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Or… the rats are abandoning ship.

faraway on August 4, 2009 at 9:59 AM

So Michelle Obama is thinking about giving her husband a new attorney for his birthday; what could go wrong?

meci on August 4, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Interesting, although I had wondered why in the world the transition on some of the GITMO cases wasn’t handled with more care. Evoking states secrets, for example, may be necessary, even smart. But it certainly needed to be prepared for public consumption.

Perhaps Craig is too much lawyer, not enough politician.

AnninCA on August 4, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Yeah, it’s all Craig’s fault. Under the bus with him and it’s Shangri La, D.C.

Akzed on August 4, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Warm up the bus!

Red Cloud on August 4, 2009 at 10:02 AM

However, the problems seen in the list of issues with Craig didn’t come from the White House counsel. They came as the natural consequence of asinine policymaking, and that starts and ends with Barack Obama himself.

ding ding ding!

almost feel sorry for the guy……almost

cmsinaz on August 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM

If you exclude the state-run media, with 0′s hand obviously in the pot on everything, can he really pass the blame to Craig and reset just like that?

Tuari on August 4, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Obama is firing attorneys! Where is the outrage? The inquiries? The gnashing and wailing of teeth?

SouthernGent on August 4, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Simple solution: Obama should fire the person responsible for these idiotic policies — himself.

Daggett on August 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Obama would do better to stop creating his own problems by committing to unrealistic and senseless policies in the first place.

But then he would cease to be Obama.

myrenovations on August 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM

The Cyber Czar is also leaving, for “personal reasons” of course.

Beyond the inner circle of criminals and thugs who are personally invested, I can’t understand why anyone would want to work for Ogabe; he has no honor, none.

President POS will never take the blame for anything, ever.

Bishop on August 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM

blames the reversal of public opinion

What reversal? Most people didn’t want to close it. Just the leftards who have a platform in the MSM.

davidk on August 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Aside from the heavy dose of socialism, what really scares me about the filthy liar’s administration is its utter lack of focus. Last week, Sunday talk shows had two cabinet officials contradicted each other about Obamacare. This week, two cabinet officials leave open the idea of tax increases and Gibbs says the direct opposite.

This is just the latest examples of an administration that is clearly adrift and failing fast.

highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Obama would do better to stop creating his own problems by committing to unrealistic and senseless policies in the first place.

fat chance of that ever happening.

SHARPTOOTH on August 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Maybe a ‘scott mcclellan-type’ book deal soon, huh?

BKeyser on August 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Eric Holder didn’t like the competition cowardice.

coldwarrior on August 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

“We’re going to need a bigger boat lawyer.”

Vashta.Nerada on August 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

This is just the latest examples of an administration that is clearly adrift and failing fast.
highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Fun to think about with two wars occurring and terrorists looking to worm their way across our borders. Meanwhile Ogabe is attempting to bankrupt the nation by throwing policy poop against the wall and seeing what sticks.

Have a plan, have a GO bag, have a gun.

Bishop on August 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Now on deck: the first “inside the Obama Admin” tell-all book.

Cuffy Meigs on August 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM

That was precisely my first thought.

highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM

All Aboard! The Obama bus is leaving the station!

xler8bmw on August 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM

This should concern all of us. With these people there is ALWAYS more there than meets the eye. With all the political shenanigans going on at Eric Holder’s Justice Department, it seems there my be a purge afoot to get rid of any attorneys of stature that could possibly challenge Holder and rein in his rampant politicization at DOJ.

rockmom on August 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM

I suspect he’s just the first in a long line of men overboard.

WashingtonsWake on August 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM

“We’re going to need a bigger boat lawyer.”

Vashta.Nerada on August 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

When that shark bites,
With them teeth, Babe.
Scarlet billows
Ooozing life…

There’s a song in there somewhere.

coldwarrior on August 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM

So why is the White House Counsel suddenly responsible for “managing the political issues”? These were policies advocated by Obama during the campaign. I believe he had a political team at that time, and continues to have one.

As you say, asinine. And by asinine I mean ineffective.

Urquhart on August 4, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Remember when Obama was signing those executive orders? He didn’t know what was in them or even how many orders he was signing.

“Greg?, ah Greg? What the hell is in this thing again?”

forest on August 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM

That was precisely my first thought.

highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM

And Craig is a Clintonista first and foremost. I hope he took copious notes.

Cuffy Meigs on August 4, 2009 at 10:13 AM

“The decision to close the Guantanamo facility became a political problem for Mr. Obama when concerns arose that some of the detainees would be released into the U.S. and the public soured on the move.”

I got a chuckle about that last part. When was the public sweet on it?

Anyway, I agree wholeheartedly with your evaluation on this, Ed.

Dusty on August 4, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Who are the freaking sources?

Another anonymously sourced news story and Ed is repeating it.

If journalists want to reclaim their credibility … then they need to shun “anonymous sourcing”.

How’s this? MY SOURCES in the White House say that HotAir is actually being PAID by David Axelrod to give publicity to Anti-Palin stories.

Hey – MY ANONYMOUS SOURCES ARE AS VALID AS ANYONES.

When journalists move away from “anonymous sources” they’ll beging to reclaim their legitimacy. This goes for Conservative journalists too.

HondaV65 on August 4, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Maybe if Obama had just asked Bush about how to handle this stuff.

LibTired on August 4, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Craig didn’t decide to issue an executive order closing Gitmo without a clue how to do it; Obama did. Craig didn’t make the decision to release only a small portion of Bush administration interrogation documents; Obama did, and in that case Eric Holder probably had more to do with that decision than Craig. The same applies for the pursuit of indefinite detention for war detainees, which returned Obama to the Bush policies and angered the Left.

Oh, you’re gonna blame the black guys, are you? RACIST!!!

Pablo on August 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Obama would do better to stop creating his own problems by committing to unrealistic and senseless policies in the first place.

SHARPTOOTH on August 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM

It’s okay to express bold vision the problem is the filthy liar acts like a new presidency means a complete reset button on the issues. Terrorism is still a big problem even though the liar’s adminstration refuses to use the term GWOT. There are still ongoing combat operations in two nations even though the filthy liar is more interested in raiding corporate America.

It as if the filthy liar put all other priorities aside to 1) reward his supporters like ACORN and the UAW with the stimulus bill. 2) use global warming as an excuse to get government evermore intrusive in everyday life through the energy bill and 3) cap it all off with socialized medicine so the state gets to decide when grandma needs to go.

highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM

This reminds me of Rudy Guiliani’s speech at the convention:

“Next time, call John Mccain.”

BPD on August 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Well just as long as he is not a U.S. Attorney, because that would be waaaaaay too political.

Mr. Joe on August 4, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Is this just the beginning of the purge of Clinton loyalists?

Will there be a fight in the White House between Clinton advisers and Obama staff like the fight in congress between the progressives and the blue dog conservatives?

Is this the time to go long on pop corn futures?

Skandia Recluse on August 4, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Obama to Craig: “Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all the… little emotions. In… you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are.”

faraway on August 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM

the wheels on the bus go “thump thump thump” “Thump thump thump” all day long….

sven10077 on August 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Will there be a fight in the White House between Clinton advisers and Obama staff

Nope, Hillary is gleeful at this point; she will have a giant “I told you so” in 2012 the way things are going now. She will let Ogabe dig his own hole.

Bishop on August 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

The article quotes Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican favoring the closing of Gitmo, as unhappy with the White House on its preparation for the policy. Graham blames the reversal of public opinion on the issue on the administration’s order to close Gitmo without first having a plan for doing so, and walking through a number of options with Congress and the public that enraged people, especially this week as the White House seemed to accelerate its efforts to get the project back on track.

Closing Gitmo, the facility, was never a hard problem. You just pack up and go. The challenge was always what to do with the detainees. Obama has failed miserably in this regard but it is of his own making by campaigning on the idea that he would immediately close Gitmo.

highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Another anonymously sourced news story and Ed is repeating it.

HondaV65 on August 4, 2009 at 10:13 AM

That’s why there’s a question mark in the headline.

RushBaby on August 4, 2009 at 10:21 AM

This reminds me of a discussion I had with my grandfather recently concerning Cheney and his authorization of waterboarding those few AQ operatives after 9-11. My grandfather’s point was well taken, whether or not you believe waterboard was justified, the buck stopped with Bush/Cheney, not the advisors telling them it was a good program. Just as the Left rightly blames Bush, not his advisors, for their misguided views on Iraq, we shouldn’t allow Obama to deflect his responsibility to this advisor.

smfoushee on August 4, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Maybe a ’scott mcclellan-type’ book deal soon, huh?

BKeyser on August 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

A book written by a White House Counsel attorney will not have any juicy details in it.

myrenovations on August 4, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Hillary is gleeful at this point; she will have a giant “I told you so” in 2012 the way things are going now.
Bishop on August 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

That would be one of her patented “I told you so” cackles.

Three and a half years is way to long to project out how things will turn out but, there is a little irony in the fact that as SECSTATE she’s looking even more credible as an alternative to the filthy liar in the White House. I wonder when the liar will figure this out and torpedo her in some way.

highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:23 AM

smfoushee on August 4, 2009 at 10:22 AM

From my view, he’s been deflecting his responsibilities from day one

cmsinaz on August 4, 2009 at 10:24 AM

This .. will not go well.

Craig has been around and knows where a number of skeletons are hidden. I wouldn’t necessarily expect a tell-all, but a few words in the right ears…

Mew

acat on August 4, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Firing his attorney might make for a couple of interesting headlines, but it doesn’t make any sense for a sacrificial lamb on policy or on execution of it.

This is about purging the Administration of one more Clintonista. Obama is going to pick them off, one by one, until the gets to Hillary! herself.

He made a mistake in bringing the Clintonistas in in order to make peace with his adversaries and build up his Administration. But this is not a mistake he has to live with.

gridlock2 on August 4, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Sorry, Obarfy…there are no mulligans where the military is concerned.

ladyingray on August 4, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Firing his attorney might make for a couple of interesting headlines, but it doesn’t make any sense for a sacrificial lamb on policy or on execution of it.

It makes very good sense. People don’t care for lawyers and they don’t bother with the background or logic. We used to discuss Former Friends Of Bill. The list of Former Friends Of Obama is already as long. Anyone who is not a key political operative is a candidate for sacrifice for the greater good.

burt on August 4, 2009 at 10:27 AM

If you exclude the state-run media, with 0’s hand obviously in the pot on everything, can he really pass the blame to Craig and reset just like that?

Obama makes a phony gesture of cooperation and understanding. Then the story becomes about the people whose stubborn hubris and zealous hatred causes them to spurn the olive branch offered by Our Beloved Leader. “You don’t say no to the President.” Sadly they have allies on our side of the aisle.

This guy got where he is by stabbing underlings in the back and throwing them under the bus. Why would he stop? Ever? He’s got bipartisan support for that tactic.

Chris_Balsz on August 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Geez…How many people can fit under that bus anyway?

sdd on August 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

almost feel sorry for the guy……almost

cmsinaz on August 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM

And then I remember Elian Gonzalez being grabbed from that closet…

gridlock2 on August 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

A book written by a White House Counsel attorney will not have any juicy details in it.

myrenovations on August 4, 2009 at 10:22 AM

But hopefully he’ll be providing plenty of deep background for Hillary’s 2012 run…

phreshone on August 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Obama’s rats…….are coming home……..to roost!! They seem to be abandoning the o’commie’s ship faster than he can appoint them. I heard the cyber czar is out too. No one wants to be associated with this total clusterf**k of an admin. (I find this all too delicious)

Why so socialist? WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!

Ris4victory on August 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Let’s hope they have plenty of those “reset” buttons. They’re gonna need ‘em.

Laura in Maryland on August 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Obama would do better to stop creating his own problems by committing to unrealistic and senseless policies in the first place.

Like telling a zebra he needs to change his stripes.

gonnjos on August 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

“Why so spurious?”

the_nile on August 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

gridlock2 on August 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

ding!

cmsinaz on August 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

The next thing we will hear out of this W.H. is the dog ate the homework .They never mess up someone else is always at the blame.

thmcbb on August 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Geez…How many people can fit under that bus anyway?

sdd on August 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Obama’s new bus?

[Extra points if you can tell when this bus first appeared.]

coldwarrior on August 4, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Hmmmm… interesting…

Seems that these “Policy” problems were all Obama talking points during the campaign.

Thus, Craig is getting “voted off the Island” for trying to do Obama’s own campaign promises….

Romeo13 on August 4, 2009 at 10:39 AM

First scapegoat, eh? I’m sure there will be many more. No way the problems stem from Obama himself, after all.

Somebody’s gonnna have to put the Ax in Axelrod.

hawksruleva on August 4, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Remember the 1976 disaster spoof titled “The Big Bus.” Now we know what the producers did with that prop when they finished filming.

sdd on August 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM

[

Extra points if you can tell when this bus first appeared.]

coldwarrior on August 4, 2009 at 10:38 AM

That is the prop from “The Big Bus.” At least it looks like it.

sdd on August 4, 2009 at 10:42 AM

sdd on August 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Great minds…per my 10:38 AM post. :-)

coldwarrior on August 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Queen: Bump, Bump, Bump, another one bites the dust!
Bump, Bump, Bump, another one under the bus!

Graham blames the reversal of public opinion on the issue on the administration’s order to close Gitmo without first having a plan for doing so

Well, DUH, what do you do with the prisoners

detainees

alleged human causes of disasters
martyrs of American “torture”?

Barry O M.O.: Open mouth, insert foot, leap, look, blame somebody else.

Barry O should take a lesson from Sarah Palin and fire himself.

Steve Z on August 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Nope, Hillary is gleeful at this point; she will have a giant “I told you so” in 2012 the way things are going now. She will let Ogabe dig his own hole.

Bishop on August 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

She certainly is entitled to say, “I told you so,” as are most of the posters at Hot Air.

But I doubt she’s all that gleeful; I think the best Hillary could do in 2012 is to spoil it for both of them. And that may be right up her alley.

ManUFan on August 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Ridin’ on the busss, ridin’ on the busss..

Obama to Craig: “Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all the… little emotions. In… you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are.”

faraway on August 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Actually that’s not a bad idea for a meme of Obama’s throwing people under the bus…

Obama to Craig: You wanna know where I got this scar? I got it while being beaten up by hoods at my school where my mom could barely afford to send me.

Obama to Grandmother: You wanna know where I got this scar? I got it while attending a peace rally at Harvard where I was beaten up by the stupid police.

Skywise on August 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Never, ever, ever work for obama unless you are prepared to kiss bottom non-stop, let him use you as a carpet and bow as you enter and leave the room. I wonder if Judd Gregg is sorry he opted out–bet not!

jeanie on August 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Political scapegoat.

But it’s early August, what if they run out of people to blame LOL!

Dr Evil on August 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Aside from the heavy dose of socialism, what really scares me about the filthy liar’s administration is its utter lack of focus. Last week, Sunday talk shows had two cabinet officials contradicted each other about Obamacare. This week, two cabinet officials leave open the idea of tax increases and Gibbs says the direct opposite.
This is just the latest examples of an administration that is clearly adrift and failing fast.
highhopes on August 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM

What worries me is that they are very focused on their objective, on their end game, the dismantlement of the economy and the “re-making of America.”

They know exactly what they’re doing: Throw in as many mega programs you can dream up and do it all at once. And, in so doing, overwhelm your opponents, create chaos. Use your mouthpieces in the media to help you sell it all. If, on occasion, your minions contradict each other or “mispeak”, no problem; the mouthpieces will fix it. Finally, do it all quickly… before your enemies can organize.

Adrift and falling fast? I pray you’re right, but these people have been planning for too long, at least since LBJ, to do exactly what we’re witnessing now. We underestimate them at our peril.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM

The same applies for the pursuit of indefinite detention for war detainees, which returned Obama to the Bush policies and angered the Left.

Emphasis added.

That is not true. The Bush Administration had no policy in place to detain anyone on American soil without a trial.

Obama’s problem with Gitmo is one of pure politics. He wants it closed because it’s a symbol that resonates with people who have no idea why Cuba was chosen, and don’t care why.

For someone like Obama, who is supposed to be some great Constitutional scholar, to not care that he will violate the Constitution by blatantly holding people in American prisons without a trial for purely political reasons is ludicrous.

Perhaps that might be why we wants to fire his counsel. Maybe someone keeps reminding him that while Gitmo was not a perfect solution to the unique problem of indefinate detentions of enemies in a war without end, at least it’s not physically in this country.

Sometimes splitting hairs makes a whole lot of sense.

Jaynie59 on August 4, 2009 at 10:59 AM

The article quotes Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican favoring the closing of Gitmo, as unhappy with the White House on its preparation for the policy.

Good ol’ lindsey helping the marxists with effective messaging. What the hell are you people in south carolina thinking? Get this double agent out of public office!

peacenprosperity on August 4, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Craig would serve as a scapegoat to allow Obama an opportunity for a restart on military issues:

Are you sure you don’t you mean OVERCHARGE?

stoutcat on August 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM

It’s only been 6 months. The next 3.5 years ought to be a hoot.
I could not have imagined a more impotent and childish administration.

ORconservative on August 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM

getalife could not be reached for comment.

Del Dolemonte on August 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Chicago political thuggery gone wild.

southsideironworks on August 4, 2009 at 11:28 AM

The longer Bama is in office, the more he pops off with hard opinions about things he is uninformed about, the more people he tosses for his errors, the more I want to see the birth certificate and his college transcripts, medical records, the lot.

I care if he is or isn’t a US citizen, but the bigger issue is how many more lies are out there that he is burying or hopes stay buried? Who really did write his books? Who financed his college education?

The guy is not who he said he is and, as noted above, has no honor to anyone or anything except himself and, I think, some cause or agenda which boes ill for this country.

He is absolutely lying about something, the questions are the depth, breadth and how many subjects. I suspect it goes way deeper than some people’s nightmares.

Harry Schell on August 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM

The article quotes Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican favoring the closing of Gitmo, as unhappy with the White House on its preparation for the policy. Graham blames the reversal of public opinion on the issue on the administration’s order to close Gitmo without first having a plan for doing so, and walking through a number of options with Congress and the public that enraged people, especially this week as the White House seemed to accelerate its efforts to get the project back on track.

Hey, people of SC, how about we put Gitmo next to Graham’s home in your backyard? When are you going to vote this RINO out??

Christian Conservative on August 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Firing whitey for the affirmative action president’s poor decisions.

jukin on August 4, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Let’s exchange lying weasel A for lying weasel B. All better.

SKYFOX on August 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Harry Schell on August 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Well put

ORconservative on August 4, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Darrell Issa demands Raum Emmanuel’s full explanation for Obama administration’s lynching of Kyl/AZ.

I would be shocked to find Craig taking the blame for the threatening letters from Obama’s Cabinet of Secretaries. Shocked to find Craig tossed under Obama’s bus. Shocked.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM

impotent?

ORconservative

No. Viral and parasitic, yes.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM

We underestimate them at our peril.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Yes. And granting Socialists leniency, tolerating their abuse only invites more of the same.

Either you defend the Constitution or you enable its demise.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 12:29 PM

The buck does not stop with Barack. The philosopher king is infallible therefore someone else is wrong and must pay.

Shtetl G on August 4, 2009 at 12:32 PM

This is the demonstrated result of affirmative action!

Affirmative action success stories believe that no matter what they say or do they are going to be successful and ought to be, no matter what their performance has been. Affirmative action success stories believe in fair results rather than deserving results.

How many deserving youths have just given up or become bitter after losing out one too many times to the affirmative action hire or the affirmative action enrollee?

How do affirmative action success stories deal with defeat and failure? I hope we are about to find that out!

ExpressoBold on August 4, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Wow. Only six months in office and he’s firing the w.h. counsel. Is this a record?

Up next, fire Justice Dept for dropping ALL charges against the Black Panthers. Justice Dept had the case won and walked away.

TN Mom on August 4, 2009 at 12:50 PM

An administration full of gangsters, leftists and clowns. Craig was one of the leftists. He’ll be booted by the gangsters in favor of a clown.

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Graham blames the reversal of public opinion on the issue on the administration’s order to close Gitmo without first having a plan for doing so….

Uh, does Sen. Graham not realize that the problem wasn’t the lack of a plan but the lack of an alternative to Gitmo, period?

cackcon on August 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Graham:”You didn’t word the lie right.”

DDT on August 4, 2009 at 1:53 PM

LOL-They’ll just replace him with another equally incompetent dimboob of a lawyer critter.

Dave R. on August 4, 2009 at 4:17 PM