The U.S. Senate confirmed former S.C. Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum as chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday, news that was greeted with a surprising “moon landing-size” headline on today’s front page of La Socialista (a.k.a. The State newspaper).
“That’s one small step for …” you know what? Never mind …
Anyway, as we noted a month ago when President Barack Obama nominated her, “if Tenenbaum is as successful at this job as she was during her two terms as State Superintendent, we’ll all be dead of tragic consumer product malfunctions within the year.”
Obviously, it’s a slow news day, people …
Meanwhile, Obama announced yesterday the creation of … wait for it … another new government agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which he says will regulate lending.
Well, except of course for the politically-correct, government-mandated lending that landed us in this financial cataclysm in the first place.