Much speculation has been made in recent days as to who will be the next Obama campaign aide to be tossed under the campaign bus from Hope. Lately the odds have been favoring Eric Holder due to the fact that he championed a Presidential Pardon for fugitive criminal financier Marc Rich.

Its been at least a few days since the ejection seat was used on the Obama bus, so I’d like to add one more name to the list of eligible ejectees – Richard Danzig.

Mr. Danzig is touted to be Obama’s National Security Advisor in waiting. He served as Secretary of the Navy during the Clinton (Sorry Excuse For) Administration. Yesterday he gave a policy address to the Centre for New American Security (I’m still trying to find the Centre for Old American Security) during which he gave a glimpse as to upon which sources he will base National Security Strategy during a hypothetical Obama Administration.

Go ahead and ask the question: “Cordeiro, what will his reference sources be?”

Why, I’m glad you asked.

Danzig’s “fundamental text on national security will be” <drum roll> A. A. Milne’s classic Winnie the Pooh. Stop laughing. No, I am not making this up. Stop laughing, darn it!

I’m sure you’re curious as to why Danzig’s choice of reading material would meet the relatively low “throw the campaign aide from the bus” threshold. If you haven’t either read the book or seen the Disney movie based on A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, then maybe you won’t understand. I, on the other hand, have a five-year-old daughter who loves Pooh and has managed to find a way to put the movie on a continuous loop. Let’s just say I’m very familiar with the cast of characters.

One of these character’s very existence is offensive to a small, but never the less very loud and exceptionally easily offended segment of the population. Obama’s association with an advisor who bases his national security on a book with such an offensive character will no doubt cause great concern in this demographic. Such concern could easily become outrage. Obama best throw Danzig under the bus before he has to face anti-Piglet rage.

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Graphic credit to the ever irreverent Cox & Forkum.

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