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Eric Umansky writes:

Eric Umansky: Because Car Safety = Communist: TNR on another fine presidential appointee: Nicole Nason will head the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. As TNR puts it, "that means Nason will be car-crash prevention czar in a country where around 50,000 people die annually in auto accidents":

So what are the 35-year-old Nason's qualifications? According to her official bio she's currently the Transportation Department's liason to Congress and other agencies, which is a largely political job; previously she did the same thing at the Customs Department. Before that she was a flack--a press aide to GOP Congressman Porter Goss and earlier still a spokesperson for the House GOP's Clinton impeachment operation. Not exactly Ralph Nader, is she? But to the extent that Nason is versed in some highway-safety issues, that might not be such a desirable thing. Per The Washington Post:

Nason, as assistant secretary of transportation, acted primarily as a lobbyist for the Bush administration in opposing safety proposals that the agency now has the responsibility to enforce...

The president's job is to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed," not to appoint subordinates who have no interest in executing the laws. Impeach George W. Bush. Impeach Richard Cheney. Do it now.