Monday, September 07, 2009

Yet Another Reason Congress Is Supposed to Vet the President's Cabinet

Van Jones did not fill out White House questionnaire

An administration official said special advisers to the president, or czars, are not required to fill out the questionnaire that runs 7 pages and contains 63 questions...

Among the varied topics covered in the questionnaire: history as a lobbyist or other "legislative agent", tax liens, bankruptcies, spousal employment, potential conflicts of interest, domestic help, internet "handles" and Facebook pages, and traffic fines in excess of $50.

Question 61 reads as follows: "Have you had any association with any person, group or business venture that could be used - even unfairly - to impugn or attack your character and qualifications for government service?"

This administration doesn't want to know who is advising the president because then, they couldn't claim racism as the motivation for criticism.

Andrew Breitbart points to the ugly truth that MSM journalists didn't cover this story because their own biases prevent them from doing their jobs. This is a disservice to everyone.