Recess Appointments

Sam Fox, who Bush was trying to make Ambassador to Belgium in return for his good deeds raising money for the Swiftvets, seems to have gotten himself a recess appointment. Somewhat more interesting, Andrew Biggs from the Cato Institute, whose made his zeal for eliminating Social Security very clear, is getting a recess appointment as deputy director of the Social Security Administration. I don't particularly begrudge the man the job, but Democrats absolutely must find a way to make Republican members of congress go on record as to whether or not they think it's a good idea for the SSA to be run by a man who wants to destroy Social Security.

One of the most aggravating things about politics if you're a liberal is that we all know that year after year conservative politicians want cuts to Social Security and Medicare, but somehow they tend to manage to get away with pretending they don't in three elections out of four.