Youth Bail On Obama

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    A crowd of twentysomething true believers followed Obama from the campaign to Washington. But 18 months in, the "Yes We Can" crowd is losing faith.

    ...Yet virtually all of the young White House and administration staffers I spoke to (most were unwilling to be named because of the sensitivity of their positions) have grown somewhat disillusioned—and say the glamour factor noted in the Times article is overblown. “It’s cool to my family, or the girl that I meet at the bar, but in terms of day-to-day work—am I really doing the change we can believe in?” asked one Iowa veteran. “Probably not. And it is very much of a shock.”

    ...The restlessness may be the natural way of Washington, but stings more because of the campaign trail togetherness so many young staffers remember. The experience “was like the best preview in the world, the movie you want to see so badly,” says Boswell. “And then you see the movie and it’s mediocre


    Obama White House Exodus: 20-Something True Believers Burning Out - The Daily Beast
     
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    Maybe they can work for Palin
     
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    Greatest thread ever.
     
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    Wouldn't that require Palin to get a real job, first?
     
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    Bureaucratic work is boring, and the bureaucracy is nearly impossible to change?

    Color me shocked.

    File this one under "duh".
     
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    How typical......​

    ....Yuppies' kids, gettin' tired/bored with the last trend they pursued.

    Whatta shocker....

    :rolleyes:
     
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    You folks thought George Bush was a good-idea, too....and, that those phantom-WMDs would be found.

    :rolleyes:

    I wouldn't put too-much-trust in your judgment.​
     
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    Exactly.​
     
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    "Yes we can" has turned into "What the fuck?"
     
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    and yet they won't have any alternative in 2012 because there is nothing in the repub platform that would ever appeal to people who voted for obama.
     

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