After the crazy outrage over Rick Warren, I fear this is going to have a predictable outcome:
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is asking many of the Bush administration’s 250 Pentagon political appointees to remain on the job until the incoming Obama administration finds replacements — a move designed to prevent a leadership vacuum with U.S. troops engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The unusual request by Mr. Gates, whom President-elect Barack Obama has asked to continue in his Cabinet post, ensures that key policy positions will not be left to “acting” subordinates as typically occurs when political appointees are directed to resign during a presidential transition.
I am almost afraid to check my usual left-wing sites, because I am terrified I am going to see another idiot chorus of “OBAMA LIED! THAT’S NOT CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN! OBAMA IS JUST ANOTHER BUSH.”
Unless someone can explain to me how it is responsible for us to run two wars while hundreds of key personnel positions remain vacant, I am going to say this is a responsible thing to do, and will not partake in this round of the vapors. I hope I am wrong about the response from certain quarters of the Democratic party, or wrong that these positions need to be filled. Right now, I am full on fed up with the whining.