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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:51 PM
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Inexperienced 28 yr old Bush Staffer appointed to HSec Post
more: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/03/09/homeland-security-a... /

Inexperienced 28-Year-Old Bush Staffer Appointed to Critical Homeland Security Post
The Bush administration has appointed 28-year-old former White House staffer Doug Hoelscher as the executive director of the Homeland Security Advisory Committees.

In his new position, Hoelscher will gather expert advice on behalf of the president and the Homeland Security secretary from 20 other advisory boards covering key areas of homeland security, including threats to infrastructure and preventing terrorist attacks that use weapons of mass destruction.

His experience?

Hoelscher has no management experience, a review of his professional credentials shows. He came to government in 2001 as a low-level White House staffer, arranging presidential travel, according to news reports. He earned $30,000 a year, salary documents show.

He discussed his job as President Bushs travel arranger with the Des Moines Register in 2002:

Doug Hoelscher, a University of Iowa political science major and native of Williams, is living out his dream at age 25. He works as a political coordinator for the president, dealing mostly with Bushs domestic travel. Ever since a young age Ive had an interest in politics, he said.

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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:54 PM
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1. Why waste an experienced person...
for a role that's purely ceremonial? Bush can get the best advice in the world, but it all bounces off the plastic bubble anyway.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:10 PM
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2. Well, Bunker mentality if I ever saw it
So isolated, so without resources, so without staff, that he's like Hitler throwing ten year olds into the streets with rifles to try to hold the line against the Russkies....because all the competent people have either fled or been killed.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:47 PM
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5. LOL true
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:12 PM
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3. Aargh! Will the "mainstream media" pick this up? Never
Appalling.

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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:46 PM
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4.  is he filling in for gukert gannon?
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