Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Panetta has the right enemies

Considering the abject failure of the Democratic congressional leadership to exercise oversight over the Bush torture regime, the mere fact that Sen. Diane Feinstein doesn't like the Panetta pick is more than enough reason to enthusiastically support it.

Congress has done a piss poor job of protecting its prerogatives for years, removing an essential check from our system of checks and balances. There's little hope that will change under the Democrats, as they have little interest in abstract political theories, but at the very least they can stay out of the way as Obama fixes some of the damage.

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