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Published:February 5th, 2009 07:45 EST
Defrocking Camelot, One Tax Cheat at a Time

Defrocking Camelot, One Tax Cheat at a Time

By John Lillpop

Two weeks ago, the world believed that the torch of Camelot had been passed from the disciples of John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama. Today, the world recognizes that Obama is more like Jimmy Carter than JFK.

Can he get it right in Washington?

Two weeks ago, Barack Obama had Republicans backed against a wall and all but defeated. Today, Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell (R-KY), are demanding CHANGE to the outrageous spending orgy masked as a job stimulus package by the majority of Democrats. Today, Obama is forced to listen.

Two weeks ago, much of the world assumed that Barack Obama was far too brilliant and blessed to make a mistake. Today, the world knows of at least three tax cheats who Obama tried to place into important cabinet posts, two of whom have since had the decency to withdraw, and a third who has the audacity and arrogance to continue, with Obama`s blessings.

Two weeks ago, Barack Obama was hailed as a technological wonder kid, the man who ended the reign of the Boomer generation with his knowledge and use of the Internet and all manners of high tech gadgets. Today, the world knows that Obama is incapable of using even the most simple, low-tech vetting tools to screen out tax cheats.

Two weeks ago, Barack Obama was seen as a beacon of hope for CHANGE throughout the world. Today, the world knows that the greatest need for immediate CHANGE is in the Oval Office and the man in charge there.

Two weeks ago, the world believed that an inexperienced community organizer with charisma and charm was just what the world needed. Today, the world realizes that being clean and articulate is not even close to being good enough!