Donilon made millions from the Fannie Mae disaster which led to the mortgage meltdown.
The NSA does not require Senate confirmation since it's part of the White House staff, but this appointment must be made into a political albatross for the Demagogues.
How outrageous that a corrupt political hack is now the US National Security Advisor???
For people that regularly decry “business as usual” and “a culture of corruption”, the change you can believe in crowd are particularly adept at each.
You mean since Sandy Berger was the National Security Advisor?
And now he is the closest political adviser the (P)resident has.
This should remove any doubt remaining in anyone’s mind about whether Premier Hussein will attempt a Clintonian “pivot” after the midterms.
Quite the contrary. We can look forward to two years of legislation by Executive Order, and complete gridlock between the Congress and the Executive. I think our troubles have only just begun, and because Hussein has done such a good job over the past two years of installing his syncophants in key places where they are only answerable to him and do not require confirmation by the Senate, he stands an excellent chance of inflicting a great deal of retribution on the voters for daring to cross him in the Midterms.
Donilon really is a disaster on more than one level, even if Gates walked that description back. Donilon is very much one of the “waterbugs” that Woodward talks about in his book, and his background is extremely troubling considering how close to the center of power he now is.
“The former housing executive said that on political issues, especially regulatory oversight, Donilon was the right-hand man to Fannie Mae chairman and CEO Franklin Raines.”
Just the sorta guy this administration would have us believe is watching our backs. NOT.