Just curious, Mr. President, do you ever wonder, when and if you think about it, how different your situation in Arizona could be, if you hadn’t listened to your advisors’ advice on your cabinet choices sometimes?
Take Arizona. Didn’t you realize, if at all, that when you decided to ask Janet Napolitano to be your Homeland Security Secretary, that the Arizona Secretary of State would be elevated to the Arizona state house as her replacement?
Yup, and that Secretary of State was Jan Brewer.
Consider, Mr. President: SB1070, among other controversies that have blown up out of this state. And now, the episode pictured above from yesterday…
Consider how less of a headache your first term might have been, if you hadn’t chosen to gut the Democratic Party at several state levels to fill cabinet-level positions, in particular, a cabinet position that, by its very name (“Homeland”) smacks of something Reich-like.
Consider how less of a headache your first term might have been, if you had paid less attention to what Rahm Emanuel wanted. (Hey Rahm, how did that 2010 mid-term election work out for Tim Kaine’s efforts?)
That finger yesterday was wholly avoidable, Mr. President, if you had only been a bit more thoughtful.