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Through the Looking-Glass

With the Obama era well underway, we’re experiencing Change — but not, I think, the kind of Change intended. Things are rapidly turning into an adventure in surrealism.

For example, the State Department not only can’t spell the Russian word for “Reset,” but doesn’t bother telling the First Lady that one does not touch the Queen of England.

The IRS is commanded by a Treasury Secretary who was caught cheating on his taxes.

The Justice Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been found guilty of discriminating against its own employees.

Similarly, the employees of the Service Employees International Union have been picketing against their union employer.

The Justice Department has been trying to find a way to back a proposed law that its own officials have said would be unconstitutional.

The President of the United States fired the CEO of a private company, then announced that the government will guarantee its warranties.

Some of these are understandable, but overall, the effect is dizzying.


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