David Clarke isn’t exactly a household name, yet. But if you know the name, you know the people in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin have a Sheriff that is pretty on the ball. In fact, I’d say he’s taken over the mantle of “America’s Sheriff” when Joe Arpaio was retired last November.
Well, David Clarke has his eyes on bigger prizes, and you have to give Donald Trump and his Department of Homeland Security a huge pat on the back for recognizing talent when they see it. Clarke has been named Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a huge step up for him, and it’s well deserved. In an area of the country that is typically pretty snowflake-ridden, Clarke is a breath of fresh air. He uses common sense and a conservative background approach to his job, and it shows.
The whole point here isn’t to slap Donald Trump on the back for his appointment in this case. It’s much bigger than that. It goes far beyond one appointment. Look at the quality of people that Donald Trump has appointed and that are now working for the US government. The top posts, and even the Assistant Secretary posts, like the one Clarke received, are being filled with quality people from top to bottom. THAT is how you can tell you have a top notch leader at the helm.
Compare the people that Trump has put in place with the people Obama did. Obama threw people like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton at us. These were people, who while having book smarts, had no ability to do the job they did. And where did it lead us? It lead to a total of 21 scandals of the Obama administration in the first 12 months.
Now, I will point out Trump has had two such “trumped up” scandals…at least trumped up so far (yes, that’s a play on words). The James Comey firing and the whole Russian influence thing are the only two scandals Trump has had in five months in office. Compare that to the 21 that Obama had in his first 365 days. Oh…wait…my liberal friends want those detailed. I wrote about that earlier. Do some research… they are archived here. Go back and read them. Yes…it’s going to require a little digging, but you can’t always depend on others to do your homework for you!
So congratulations to Donald Trump for actually making another supremely grand appointment and hiring someone out of their ability to do the job rather than cronyism. I think time will certainly show that while yes, Trump is suffering from the same thing every first term president in the past several have suffered from…an inability to hit the ground running because of the muck the opponents in congress throw at him, he is choosing good people. And good people beats mudslinging every time.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!