‘No ex­pe­ri­ence’ cri­tique a laugh

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Elected Democrats are crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent-elect Trump’s Cabi­net nom­i­nees for their sup­posed lack of ex­pe­ri­ence (“Don­ald Trump picks Ben Car­son, for­mer cam­paign ri­val, as hous­ing sec­re­tary,” Web, Dec. 5). Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ore­gon Demo­crat, com­plains that Dr. Ben Car­son, nom­i­nee for sec­re­tary of the Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, “has no pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence in ei­ther govern­ment or hous­ing pol­icy.” And Mi­nor­ity Whip Steny Hoyer of Mary­land whines that Rep. Tom Price, Ge­or­gia Repub­li­can (and trained physi­cian), is un­qual­i­fied to lead the Depart­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices be­cause “this position has his­tor­i­cally been re­served for an in­di­vid­ual with sig­nif­i­cant ad­min­is­tra­tive ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Would these Democrats please tell us what “sig­nif­i­cant ad­min­is­tra­tive ex­pe­ri­ence” Barack Obama pos­sessed that qual­i­fied him to be­come pres­i­dent?

Lit­tle won­der that Democrats pre­fer late-night com­edy shows to air their views.

ROGER JOHN­SON Kens­ing­ton

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