Rodell on Bush's recess appointments
AJC reprints her column from the Charleston Gazette which concludes, after listing some of the more egregious examples of recent Bush hackery, thusly: "While Americans pay the price for the ineptitude of inexperienced or compromised cronies, the White House keeps churning these appointments out, telling Congress to take a flying leap.
Recess appointments are supposed to be used in an emergency when there's no time to go through the usual confirmation process, not to subvert the Senate's constitutional duty to review the executive branch's choices to fill important posts.
Either Bush is showing a level of arrogance that's surprising even in this very arrogant administration --- or he simply doesn't know where else to look for people except among family and friends. It's a scary thought, but I honestly think that's possible."