Less than clever witticisms aside, having the name Bush does not make you bush league — governing like Obama does, as Peggy Noonan observes:
There is a growing air of incompetence around Mr. Obama’s White House. It was seen again this week in Supreme Court arguments over the administration’s challenge to Arizona’s attempted crackdown on illegal immigration. As Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News wrote, the court seemed to be disagreeing with the administration’s understanding of federal power: “Solicitor General Donald Verrilli … met resistance across ideological lines. … Even Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic and an Obama appointee, told Verrilli his argument is ‘not selling very well.’” This follows last month’s embarrassing showing over the constitutionality of parts of ObamaCare.
All of this looks so bush league, so scattered. Add it to the General Services Administration, to Solyndra, to the other scandals, and you get a growing sense that no one’s in charge, that the administration is paying attention to politics but not day-to-day governance.
No wonder no one in the Obama camp — including Obama — looks all that lively lately. Hopey Change has boiled down to inept authoritarian statists attempting to crush the life out of a society that historically has had no use for them. Only the most clueless or ideologically deranged could want four more years of this.
On tips from J, G. Fox, and Varla. Hat tip: Hot Air.