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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 11:48 AM
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Jobs Still Elude Some Bush Ex-Officials
Source: Wall Street Journal

* FEBRUARY 21, 2009, 12:00 A.M. ET

Jobs Still Elude Some Bush Ex-Officials
By JOANN S. LUBLIN

The jobless rate is hanging high -- for many of the roughly 3,000 political appointees who served President George W. Bush. Finding work has proved a far tougher task than those appointees expected.

"This is not a great time for anyone to be job hunting, including numerous former political appointees," said Carlos M. Gutierrez, Mr. Bush's commerce secretary. Previously chief executive of cereal maker Kellogg Co., he hopes to run a company again because "I have a lot of energy."

Only 25% to 30% of ex-Bush officials seeking full-time jobs have succeeded, estimated Eric Vautour, a Washington recruiter at Russell Reynolds Associates Inc. That "is much, much worse" than when Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton left the White House, he said. At least half those presidents' senior staffers landed employment within a month after the administration ended, Mr. Vautour recalled.

A handful of Bush cabinet officers have accepted academic appointments. Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson joined Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies as a fellow. Condoleezza Rice, previously secretary of state, resumed her Stanford University roles as a political-science professor and senior fellow at its Hoover Institution think tank.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123518630430139343.html
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 11:52 AM
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1. I have one thing to say.....
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Fuck you, assholes. Welcome to the party.
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 01:09 PM
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17. Ditto!
KArma DOES work!
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 11:53 AM
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2. The Hoover Institution?!??!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:03 PM
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6. conservative vacuum cleaner
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 01:26 PM
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18. sucks all the energy out of the room
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 11:54 AM
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26. And all the money out of the nation.
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RJ Connors Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 11:56 AM
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3. Right now, with things being the way they are,
Edited on Sat Feb-21-09 11:57 AM by RJ Connors
companies are not real interested in hiring people whose primary skill is in how to destroy things and cause division everywhere they go.
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 08:43 PM
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28. so right. This experience is probably a red flag to HR nt
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 11:58 AM
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4. So. sad.........n/t
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 11:59 AM
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5. Oh the irony.
Now they have to find a job in the crappy economy they created.

Maybe the reality will turn them into Democrats.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:04 PM
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7. Maybe they can get a job....
Helping to build the new GW Bush "freedom Library " :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Morans!!

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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:06 PM
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...
Edited on Sat Feb-21-09 12:06 PM by CJCRANE
:nopity: :nopity: :nopity:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:06 PM
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8. Well, they should go find a community college and brush up their job skills.
That's what their glorious leader advised.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:19 PM
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12. Or go and take 3 part time low paying jobs
So they can be uniquely Amurrikan in the eyes of their former leader.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:08 PM
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9. Schadenfreude
Edited on Sat Feb-21-09 12:09 PM by Jamastiene
Bastards helped get us into this mess. x(

Let them reap what they have sown. :nopity:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:10 PM
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10. Sorry jagoffs, Dr. Evil isn't currently hiring new henchmen since Austin Powers 3
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:18 PM
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11. Doonesbury nailed it:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:28 PM
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13. Now where did I misplace my sympathy?
Shucks, still can't find it. :nopity:
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:53 PM
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15. Too funny!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 03:00 PM
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21. Maybe you can hire some ex-Bushie to find it for you?
$5 an hour, no benefits, no time off to tend to family matters, no health-care.

Oh, and make them wear one of the Corporate poloshirts that has your logo over the left breast and the words: "Babylongsister's Goper Gofer"

Don't forget to tell them how working hard and abiding by your rules is the quickest way to rise up in the ranks...

Oh, and don't forget to have them pee in a jar...
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:47 PM
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14. Bummer.
:rofl:
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 01:05 PM
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16. Finding employment should be easy......
....just use all that extra duct tape and plastic sheeting!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 01:30 PM
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19. Reap what you sowed you stupid jerks.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 02:34 PM
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20. Ha !! And I know how to be poor...they don't.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 05:07 PM
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22. I don't feel the least bit sorry for them
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 06:57 PM
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23. We have had a few applications from Bush DOJ fucktards
In one resume a guy described himself as a "veteran of the war on terror"
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 11:56 AM
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27. Q. How low can you go? A,.Trying to confuse a prospective employer that you are
a veteran, as opposed to a classic chickenhawk.
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 07:10 PM
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24. 70% unemployment = radioactive
Who would touch these potential witnesses from a crime scene? Bush has cemented his reputation of burning all those who were unfortunate enough to work for him.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 11:12 AM
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25. "Previously chief executive of cereal maker Kellogg Co., he hopes to run a
company again because "I have a lot of energy." Carlos M Gutierrez.

Well, hot diggity! I dare say they tout some pretty zany qualities on their CVs, but I doubt if there'll be a stranger one.
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