Big mouths and ignoramuses have bedeviled presidents before Barack Obama, but he can actually write and sometimes speak sentences brimming with grammar and syntax. We’re told he speaks prose with flawless fluency, particularly with a teleprompter.
It’s his vetting skills with both people and events that give him grief. All he has accomplished so far with his Cabinet appointments is a lengthening line of rejects and has-beens, some fleeing just ahead of the sheriff. It’s the price of not paying attention. And not just the Cabinet rejects. His attorney general tried to start a race war, though it’s not clear how he would persuade “cowards” to fight each other, and the president himself had to publicly tell Eric Holder to put a sock in it.