The president has been set.
You know you are right, since 2008 and most of us don't care for him either.
Tim I think you're the one with the head in the sand.
Political influence and pressure have been here for years, from the beginning actually, and will continue to grow in the future. As far as the political appointees and such, again has been happening since the beginning and will continue to happen. It doesn't make it "right", but the guys that we elect to write the laws aren't going to write new laws that relinquishes their control of things, even under the guise of deregulation as they like to propose. To think otherwise is foolish.
There, no name calling you can figure out what one would be called that believes such ideas.