President Brewster also appoints an insider CEO as OMB director, lectures on the revolving door, and then ushers him back out to Halliburton. The attorney general, the returning John Ashcroft, is cited with contempt for overseeing a failed gunrunning sting in Mexico. Ashcroft also inadvertently refers to some white activists as “my people,” after calling the country “cowards” for not wanting to end affirmative action. For some reason, he drops the near-certain prosecution of a bunch of Wyoming Minutemen who appeared at Cody voting polls with lassos and wearing spurs. Finally, Brewster appoints as the head of the Civil Rights Division a pro bono lawyer, Karl von Hoffman, famous among anti-abortion zealots, who in the past defended the killer of an abortionist.
The reaction from the New York Times?
Bucky Brewster also, we learn, has a problem with the IRS. You see, many of the top IRS appointees either resigned, retired, or took the Fifth Amendment when it was disclosed that the IRS had targeted non-profit groups with names like “progress,” “equality,” and “fairness” in their titles, especially those connected with Hollywood actors, the People for the American Way, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Oddly, prominent leftist activists from filmmaker Michael Moore to Oprah and Beyoncé suddenly have their taxes audited, after sharp political speeches chiding Brewster. Brewster’s FCC appointees — the director is the daughter of Jim DeMint — also dream up an idea to monitor the news to ensure that ideas like patriotism, Western culture, the Founding Fathers, traditional values, marriage between a man and a woman, and pro-development policies are given a fair hearing by federally licensed radio and TV stations. “MSNBC,” Brewster reminds the nation, “has done a lot to scare people unduly about my agenda.” In that regard, he has called out by name Rachel Maddow five times since assuming office.
What would NPR intone?
President Brewster cannot seem to let go of Barack Obama. Chided for his chronic 7% unemployment rate and a “jobless recovery,” he fires back with: “At least it is better than that of the previous administration!” About his serial $400 billion annual deficits, he reminds, “Obama’s were $1 billion for his entire first term, so there!”
On the increasing tensions in the world, Brewster exclaims: “Do you have any idea of what I inherited from my predecessor — slashed defense forces, a broke treasury, allies estranged, enemies emboldened, chaos in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, appeasement with a now nuclear Iran, and Putin playing Stalin?”
On America’s stature abroad, Brewster gives a strident speech to Christians in Jordan: “Recently, the U.S. has had a pretty bad record, coddling murderers like Castro and Chavez, calling jihad a personal journey, declaring the Muslim Brotherhood secular, forsaking the Green Revolution in Iran, selling out our democratic friends in Israel. It’s about time we come to grips with some of the damage that the Obama administration has caused others. I think an apology from the U.S. is in order.” “Obama did it” has become the Brewster anthem.
As for the ongoing health care mess, Brewster fires back: “Do you have any idea of the ruin that the previous administration caused our medical profession? It will take me years to undo the damage. So we have some more things to apologize for.”
Will Politico object?
The Bully Pulpit?
President Brewster proved unafraid to wade in on contemporary controversies. “I see OJ is back in the news; and I thought, wow, had I a second daughter, she would have looked just like Nicole.” The gun-owning Brewster even weighed in on the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case: “Zimmerman could have been me 35 years ago.” And as far the hype and hysteria, Brewster speculated that had the shooter been a black male teen, the media might not have noticed that “both the outcome and aftermath might have been different.”