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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:26 AM
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Krugman: Find the Brownie
September 26, 2005
Find the Brownie
By PAUL KRUGMAN
For the politically curious seeking entertainment, I'd like to propose two new trivia games: "Find the Brownie" and "Two Degrees of Jack Abramoff."

The objective in Find the Brownie is to find an obscure but important government job held by someone whose only apparent qualifications for that job are political loyalty and personal connections. It's inspired by President Bush's praise, four days after Katrina hit, for the hapless Michael Brown, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." I guess it depends on the meaning of the word heck.

There are a lot of Brownies. As Time magazine puts it in its latest issue, "Bush has gone further than most presidents to put political stalwarts in some of the most important government jobs you've never heard of." Time offers a couple of fresh examples, such as the former editor of a Wall Street medical-industry newsletter who now holds a crucial position at the Food and Drug Administration.

-snip-

You get the idea. Go ahead, see what - or rather who - you can come up with.

-snip-


http://select.nytimes.com/2005/09/26/opinion/26krugman....



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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 AM
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1. Wish I could read it...
but I refuse to pay...even for Krugman.
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:36 AM
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3. Does the link work for you? I hope so...
I posted it so everyone could read it without having to pay their access fee.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:00 AM
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11. No, and unless you want to pass out your logon and password
...we will have to rely on snippets and finding FAIR USE cut and pastes on the web.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 AM
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2. W appointees are a bunch of rich donors, that's it.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 AM by Erika
No experience required. Huge wages and benefits guaranteed.
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 AM
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4. Canceled my print subscription to the NYT long ago.
I don't give a flying fig about what the NYT wants me to pay for.

Why post these articles we can't access without $$$$?
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:42 AM
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5. Because I was hoping that you would be able to access them
through the link that I just posted. (I'm trying to be helpful.) Does the link work for you?
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 AM
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6. Thanks, but the only option is "free trial"
Don't think I'll do that.
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 AM
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7. And then there's the male veterinarian briefly appointed to take over
women's health at the FDA.
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:01 AM
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8. Neighhhhhh.
Women, horses, what's the diff? ;)
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:18 AM
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9. It's a dupe anyway, but someone found a rouge link and posted it
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 01:24 AM by Up2Late
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:33 AM
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10. Thanks Up2Late and furman. Topplebush.com has the whole
article posted for your reading enjoyment.
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:38 AM
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12. Here is a link to the ENTIRE article:
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