In one of the most blatant attempts to reward his corporate donors, known as the Bush Rangers, President Bush nominated a strident anti-consumer candidate to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A grass roots effort by consumer groups convinced Michael Barody to remove himself from consideration. This spared the Bush Administration from the embarrassment this would have caused during the Senate confirmation hearings.
We should thank our Founding Fathers for the system of checks and balances they installed. Power corrupts and this administration just doesn’t understand that it cannot continue to stay the course of rewarding the Enron’s of the country. The people deserve and want better.