Ric Oberlink

Federal Lawsuit Against Arizona Is Politics, Not Law

By Ric Oberlink
July 8, 2010

I formerly thought that the primary qualification necessary for serving in President Obama’s Cabinet was a refusal to pay taxes. Treasury Secretary Geithner—the most notorious of a string of tax scoundrels—cheated on his income taxes for four consecutive years.

It now appears that there is an equally important criterion for Cabinet positions—an inability or refusal to read the law, especially if that law concerns the relevant Department, and especially if the Cabinet member criticizes the law.