I was really surprised by Obama’s choice for China’s envoy. I know this is a way to get Huntsman out of 2012, but still, he is a financial conservative and I was expecting for the worse when dealing with China (i.e. protectionism).
As one of the articles about this choice says:
“He knows the importance of keeping government off the backs of businesspeople and out of their wallets. He knows how to strike a balance between providing government services and allowing businesses to grow and create jobs,”
It is funny though to see how the left is dealing with these “issues”. Frank Rich from the NYT has this truly pathetic article where he basically says that Obama’s change of mind is “irrelevant” because Bush has done so many bad things that eventually the photos (and much more!) will come to light anyhow. Keep moving people, nothing to see here!
Most of the times though, the left is just playing dead on these flip flops. I searched for comments on Huntsman’s choice on some of the famous lefty blogs I visit (Crooked Timber, Daily Kos, etc) and… nothing! Deafening silence!
Apparently, the only people allowed to criticize Obama are Republicans and lefty comedians:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M – Th 11p / 10c|
It is weird though that the whole gay thing is a surprise to Jon and the funny boys. I mean, since the campaign Obama sounded just like the (in)famous Miss when the subject was gay marriage:
Fun, fun times.