Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back on The Bus

Warner Todd Huston at Publius' Forum has a great article on how those "thrown under the bus" during the Obama campaign have apparently been dragged out from under it, dusted off, and quietly allowed back on. The media has nothing to say on the matter, as I'm sure they wouldn't have if a Republican had done the same.

Here are a few examples:

William Ayers. "Since the election, for instance, terrorist William Ayers has since come out and confirmed that he and Obama were closer than Obama claimed during the campaign — and Obama has not contradicted that statement. Back in the bus for Ayers."

Robert Malley. "Robert Malley has been given a new life with Obama after having been chucked under the bus for campaign appearances. Malley came under fire during the campaign when it was discovered he was an Obama foreign policy adviser. The reason that Malley was looked upon askance was because of his past stated support and close relationships with the terror group Hamas. Malley “voluntarily” quit the Obama campaign when his ties to Hamas became an issue. Back then he was under the bus. However, just after the election, Malley seems to have been sent to the Middle East by Barack Obama as his envoy to Syria and Egypt. So, Malley was hauled back into the bus."

Susan Power. "In March of ‘08, Samantha Power “voluntarily” quit the Obama campaign over an off-the-cuff remark she made to a British journalist. She called Hillary Clinton a “monster” over how she was carrying on her campaign in comparison to the purportedly clean way her candidate was operating his. The comment gave the supposedly clean Obama campaign a black eye of sorts. (Video of Power’s “resignation“)
So, off she went after embarrassing the candidate."

But that was then. NOW she is back on Obama’s team as if nothing ever happened.

As the Associated Press reports:

State Department officials said Friday that Samantha Power is among foreign policy experts the president-elect’s office selected to help the incoming administration prepare for Clinton’s anticipated nomination as secretary of state.

Obama is hoping no one will notice his gestures during the campaign were nothing more than that..gestures to get elected. He meant none of them. And no one will notice because the media won't report them.

h/t BigDog