Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kelly: Obama is Big on Symbolism

With so many of [Obama's] nominees having to withdraw because of ethical problems, it was refreshing to have [Gregg] withdraw because he had ethics. [....]

President Obama is very big on symbolism. He is signing the bill in Denver, the city where he was nominated for president, on Tuesday (in violation of his pledge to have at least five days elapse between passage of a law and his signing of it to allow time for public comment), because Tuesday is four weeks precisely since his inauguration.

Symbolism is important. But presidents ultimately are judged on substance.

By Jack Kelly

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