Friday, January 9, 2009
Is This Really Change?
Do you recognize the picture above?
Be honest. Do you?
Don't be surprised if you don't. Most people won't. Only those who really follow politics will.
The man pictured above is the likely candidate to become the new director of the CIA--the Central Intelligence Agency. You know the group, the spies amongst us.
The man pictured above has no experience in the intelligence field. None. He's never been a spy. He's never worked for the CIA or even the FBI. Yet, he's bringing needed change to the agency.
He does have Washington, DC experience. He was the Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton. Yes, you read that correctly. The Chief of Staff for the former president.
He was also a congressman from California for many years.
Now, he will become the director of the CIA. The chief spy himself.
Do you know him now?
He's none other than Mr. Leon Panetta.
Now, politics aside. Seriously. Didn't Mr. Obama run under the theme of "Change"? Didn't he promise change in America and the American government?
I'm confused. Especially since so many in his cabinet and other governmental appointees have ties to the Clinton administration.
I guess change simply meant away from Republican leadership to Democrat leadership.
To me, that's not much change, just more of the same old same old.
Same song. Different verse.