On one page in the New York Times today, we learn the answers to some illuminating questions:
1) Who is the expert that McCain trusts to explicate his position that the President is above the law where wiretapping is concerned? It’s Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist with no legal experience or knowledge.
2) Whom does he listen to about how the government should intervene in the foreclosure mess? It’s his top advisor Carly Fiorina, who has no relevant training or experience, unless you count almost destroying Hewlett-Packard. She received $42 million upon being fired from H-P. One guesses she does not spend much time in neighborhoods affected by economic uncertainty. (Also, as the Times notes, “Mr McCain denounced excessive executive pay in an economic speech in Pittsburgh last month.”)
3) Who else besides Republican Presidents might be above the law according to the McCain camp? While at Hewlett Packard, Ms. Fiorina sponsored a Nixonian investigation that used illegal methods to plumb leaks from her Board. Perhaps the Press will ask Mr. Hotlz-Eakin whether McCain believes that CEOs and his campaign staff are also above the law?
There’s no evidence here that his administration would be any more competent, reality-based, law-abiding, or have any more concern for the struggles of the American people, than the current one.