October 18, 2017

Secretary of Faint Praise

Albert Hunt of Businessweek defends the Obama administration:

Obama has perhaps the most talented cabinet in recent years; it’s also the most under-utilized. The only people who’ve heard of Shaun Donovan are the experts who know he’s one of the most impressive secretaries of Housing and Urban Development in a long time.

When the Secretary of State is carrying out a flawed policy, the Secretary of the Treasury is an abysmal example, and the Attorney General who presides over an unpopular anti-terrorism policy, to argue that a the Secretary of HUD proves what a great cabinet there is, is the equivalent of a child arguing to ignore the F’s he got because he got an A in gym.

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