Who do you trust in federal government?
There are many American icon teams who were virtually joined at the hip. Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, and Crosby and Hope immediately come to mind. More recently there was another significant pairing, Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon. Carson and McMahon came together, became friends, and lifetime working partners in 1958, on a game show called “Who Do You Trust?”
A lot of Americans valued the concept of trust, in those days.
In today’s world can you imagine what it would be like if our present leadership appeared on that show….. Mr. President, did you have any knowledge of our role in our giving guns to the Mexican drug cartels? Speak up, Mr. President. I can’t hear you. Oh, you are not going to answer….. Madam Secretary of State, can you tell me what you and the White House knew about the attack on our Embassy in Benghazi, where four Americans, including our ambassador were murdered? What is that you say? “You don’t know why it matters”…. Mr. President did you not sell Obamacare by claiming the penalties were not a tax, yet it was upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax?.... No answer! Perhaps it was George Bush’s fault. Mr. President, didn’t you claim that Obamacare did not have “death panels?” Now apparently it has…. Mr. President, your justice department snuck in and Mirandized the Boston bomber before the FBI had a chance to question him….. Why? A shrug of the shoulders isn’t much of an answer, sir. Your declaration to “find the facts and bring the killers to justice” no longer holds much water.
Now continue to imagine: folks here comes our host, Heeeeere’s Joohhhnnny to reward today’s winners. President Obama, I’m afraid your team is not today’s winner. No one trusts any of you. However; because you have been such a good sport we are giving you a special award - The Pinocchio award. It was a difficult decision to determine who in your party best deserved this award. But; we are pleased to say, you won, if only by a nose.
The Obama, Holder team is lacking something our old icons valued: trust.