Thursday, July 8, 2010
No one is disputing the President's right to recess appointments but the way this one was done looks disingenuous, dictatorial, and childish. Recess appointments usually take place during long recesses but this recess is only two weeks long and there is no pressing national emergency. This was just too good of an opportunity to get Mr. Berwick, a highly controversial candidate, appointed when there was a high risk of Congress rejecting his nomination. One can imagine the big O saying "nanny nanny noo noo take that America! I did it just because I can and I don't care what you think!" It's enough to make us think he actually wants to be thought of as a dictator. Maybe that's what he thinks a President should be.