Sunday, January 13, 2013
Tuckered out by equality?
That's US President Barack Obama glad-handing with Chuck Hagel as John Brennan, Michael Morrell and Leon Panetta look on. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Some defenders of Barack's lousy Cabinet picks of late insist it's not fair to criticize him for sidelining women. Look what he did, the cheerleaders insist, in his first term!
He didn't do that much.
The Cabinet wasn't half men, half women.
And eqaulity is not something you strive for once.
His first term doesn't mean crap today. It's four years later. The Cabinet, the top positions, should be a lot more diverse than they were four years ago.
The excuses are truly something to behold. Barackapologist Mike Brzezinski insisted Thursday morning on MSNBC that his picks didn't matter because he was an African-American man. The excuses are getting as tired as Barack's inability to strive for equality.