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1/4/06

More Bush Cronies with no experience

This is getting to be an old story. Whenever a government job opens up, Bush picks one of his cronies. It doesn't matter that they have absolutely no experience related to the job. He just repays favors by giving out these jobs. That's the equivalent of paying a bribe in my opinion.

From the NY Times - Like all too many Bush appointees, Ms. Sauerbrey has political connections that seem her most obvious credential. A former Maryland state legislator and a twice-defeated gubernatorial candidate, she served as state chairman of President Bush's 2000 campaign. She is a favorite of Mr. Bush's far-right base, having pursued an anti-abortion and anti-family-planning agenda in her current patronage post as the American representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Unlike previous appointees to head the State Department agency, the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Ms. Sauerbrey has zero experience in emergency management and refugee resettlement. In the wake of the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina by a similarly uncredentialed appointee, Congress has become more sensitive to charges of this kind of cronyism. A few weeks ago, the Foreign Relations Committee bowed to a request from Senator Barbara Boxer and put off its planned vote on Ms. Sauerbrey.


No experience in emergency management and refugee resettlement. That leaves out any reason to appoint her to this job except that as Bush's state campaign chairman she helped Bush get elected. This is her payoff.

More things that just piss me off

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that gives us all something to think about.

LIdija Turkovic

5:28 PM  

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