Bush Burrows Political Appointees in Career Jobs

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    Administration Protects Bush Appointees by Converting Positions to Career Civil Service Jobs - washingtonpost.com

    Bush "Burrowing" Key Political Appointees In Career Civil Service Jobs

    This means that even though Bush & the Neo Cons are out of office, they still have some say in what gets done. We need to get rid of all these Bush appointees into "career" positions. Time to retire!

    Just weeks before leaving office, the Interior Department's top lawyer has shifted half a dozen key deputies -- including two former political appointees who have been involved in controversial environmental decisions -- into senior civil service posts.

    The transfer of political appointees into permanent federal positions, called "burrowing" by career officials, creates federal sinecures for those employees, and at least initially will deprive the incoming Obama administration of the chance to install its preferred appointees in some key jobs.

    Even in the Justice Department:

    Bush Appointed Attorneys: 'We're Not Leaving'

    An internal report issued this week by the Justice Department brought attention to the Bush Administration's efforts to "burrow" partisan ideologues deep in career civil service positions at the department. But even a few of Bush's political appointees at Justice are giving the new Obama administration trouble. Though their lease may technically run out on January 20, U.S. Attorneys Mary Beth Buchanan of Pittsburgh and Alice Martin of Birmingham are resolved to stay in their posts. The Daily Beast has learned that both are arguing to the Obama transition team that their efforts to convict Democrats should guarantee them an extended stay into the Obama presidency.
     
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    And you are complaining about crap that happens in every presidential transition especially ones where the office changes from one party to another this time around exactly why?
     
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    Bobo will be whining about Bush forever--it's his entire personality.
     
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    Might be because he's the gift that keeps on giving.

    Has the damage he's done stopped yet?
     
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    no, sealy's still posting as far as i can tell.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Who knows--but there is no doubt continued whining will do nothing to alleviate it. Is it going to be that painful to give it up and spend the time and energy on something that may even be positive ?
     
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    Trouble is to the extent you believe Bush responsible for this current disaster you will be unable to find the real problem and address it.
     
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    You saying that proves you do not get it.

    Politicizing the Department of Justice - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime

    Do you understand the Justice Department is not supposed to be politicized?

    You guys have downplayed every horrible thing Bush & the GOP have done the last 8 years, no matter how illegal and/or wrong.

    Justice Department officials over the last six years illegally used “political or ideological” factors to hire new lawyers into an elite recruitment program, tapping law school graduates with conservative credentials over those with liberal-sounding resumes, a new report found Tuesday.

    And both sides don't do it:

    The K Street Project is an effort by the Republican Party (GOP) to pressure Washington lobbying firms to hire Republicans in top positions, and to reward loyal GOP lobbyists with access to influential officials. It was launched in 1995 by Republican strategist Grover Norquist and then-House majority whip Tom DeLay. It has been criticized as being part of a "coziness" between the GOP and large corporations which has allegedly allowed business to rewrite government regulations affecting their own industries in some cases (see Dick Cheney energy task force).
     
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    Not just Bush. It was the entire GOP that fucked America. You wish I put it all on Bush. No fucking chance of that. Only a fool would think Bush did this on his own, or on accident. Just look at Bush's first 6 years. Not one fucking veto. Record spending. They fucked the treasury!!!! And it wasn't just Iraq. Don't forget Bush's $350 billion last minute bank robbery.

    And I bitched about the 90's GOP too. It wasn't about their policies as much as it was the Ken Starr witch hunt that tied Clinton's hands for fucking 8 years. No respect for the fucking presidency.

    The Bush GOP just happen to be worse than the traditional GOP.

    Pat Buchanan & Newt can suck my dick too, but the Bush/Delay/Boehner Republicans are even worse.

    Good luck running Mitt or Huckelberry in 2012 and pretend that they are any different.

    The right is simply WRONG. Wrong on every issue.
     

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