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From tomorrow’s Washington Times by Andrew Breitbart

BREITBART: The con artists have taken over the asylum
Andrew Breitbart
Monday, February 9, 2009
ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Can we all agree that the “hope, “change” and “transparency” part of the Barack Obama media carnival is officially over, and it’s finally time that we start holding our new president accountable?

Consider the tale of the ubiquitous “Hope” poster that helped get Mr. Obama worshipped, inoculated and elected — and the anti-capitalist street artist who “created” it.

Shepard Fairey last week was sued for copyright infringement by the Associated Press, which claims he stole photographer Manny Garcia’s work and made it the basis of the iconic off-red, white and blue posters whose signed editions are being sold on eBay for thousands of dollars.

If found guilty — a liberal application of “fair use” law could protect Mr. Fairey — we have a case of the white man stealing from an ethnic minority in order to turn a quick profit.
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It’s the type of thing George Orwell could have imagined.
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s celebrity-laden “Presidential Pledge” video is not a “Saturday Night Live” spoof, but the kind of reverence demanded by leaders of totalitarian regimes.
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But to whom, exactly, are they pledging their troth? Think about the people Mr. Obama himself sought to run the government for him.

First, Gov. Bill Richardson dropped out…
Then Tom Daschle … stepped aside…
[then] Mr. Obama’s chief performance officer pick, Nancy Killefer.

Then there are the ones who made the cut.

Eric H. Holder Jr. is now the attorney general of the United States. …
Of all the people to pick to run the Treasury Department … Timothy Geithner…

While the Obama Cabinet choices suggest this is already among the more ethically questionable administrations in modern history, that’s not even a particularly big deal in my eyes.

The most disturbing thing going on in America today is the art world’s complete and utter totalitarian behavior toward the new president.

With the Fairness Doctrine possibly coming down the pike, perhaps the solution is for Rush Limbaugh to take up painting.

Wow Andrew, how do you really feel? And I should note that he may have written his column a few days ago because he left out Obama’s nominee for Labor Secretary and her husband’s tax problems combined with her obvious conflicts of interest.

This is going to be an interesting month. With President Obama nominating people who have really obvious warts will the Republicans in the US Senate recognize this as the political windfall it should be, or will they follow the Orrin Hatch model and just go-along-to-get-along because they have a bunch of missing body parts. Note, that isn’t a question.

We’ve got part of the answer already. At least two if not three of the usual suspects are going-along on the Porkulus™. One may back away if “there’s too much pork in it”. We already seen the spectacle of Hatch, McCain and Kyl (among others) voting for Eric Holder.

What’s next?