The co-chair of Barack Obama’s Transition Team,
Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used,
shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack
Obama will be doing in January when he’s officially sworn into office.
She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to “rule” on day one. It’s
a word that reflects the worst fears that people have for Obama the
“arrogant,” the “messiah,” that imagines he’s here to “rule” instead of
Jarret told Brokaw that “given the daunting challenges that we face,
it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take
power and begin to rule day one.”
Someone needs to get to Jarrett and inform her that American
politicians are not Kings and do not “rule” from office. But if this is
the attitude of Obama’s transition team, what does The One himself
imagine he is about to unleash? Could the fears that Obama thinks he is being anointed America’s King be far off with this sort of talk flying about?