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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:17 PM
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ENOUGH FOLEY - Let's Talk Susan Ralston
Only because Rove doesn't want us to.
MSM has given her resignation late Friday scant coverage, and it's repercussions reach far beyond that of a dirty old man.

While we're at it, it's time to compile a LONG list of Bush cabinet appointees who are completely unqualified to do their jobs. I'll start: Michael Brown.


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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:19 PM
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1. Here's another ...
Donald Rumsfeld. He's a fuckin' madman.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:20 PM
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2. foley
NO NO NO NO

This Foley thing is really shocking their monkeys, we need to keep it in the news
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:21 PM
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3. Great comments in this thinkprogress.org link:
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:25 PM by Opusnone
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/06/ralston /

Here's an older one on Andrew Natsios, overseer of the "Big Dig" now shrub wants to appoint him as Special Enoy to Darfur.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/09/19/natsios-darfur /

How about Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank?

And possibly the worst of all: L. Paul (Jerry?) Bremer, Iraq. List of errors too long for a single post.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:32 PM
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4. Ralston worked for the Christian Coalition.
She has a long career of working for the Extreme RWing. She should be investigated for possible crimes even though she "resigned".
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:03 PM
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5. You mean the Christian Coalition of Ralph Reed
disgraced in his dealings with spy/lobbyist/agent provocateur Jack Abramoff? And closet case Grover Norquist?
It all comes full circle when the chickenhawks come home to roost.
I'd love to see these guys Christmas card lists.


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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:07 PM
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6. Yes this was Friday's dump story, even
Richard Clark said it on Bill Maher... This does need to be brought to light... Hopefully KO will run a story on this, he has been keeping tabs on Abramhoff stories....
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:08 PM
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7. K&R.
:kick:
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:11 PM
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8. FDA's David Hager, another unqualified crony
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 06:14 PM by Opusnone

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050530/mcgarvey

"For Hager, those moral and ethical issues all appear to revolve around sex: In both his medical practice and his advisory role at the FDA, his ardent evangelical piety anchors his staunch opposition to emergency contraception, abortion and premarital sex. Through his six books--which include such titles as Stress and the Woman's Body and As Jesus Cared for Women, self-help tomes that interweave syrupy Christian spirituality with paternalistic advice on women's health and relationships--he has established himself as a leading conservative Christian voice on women's health and sexuality."

From DHS, Julie Myers

http://www.time.com/time/press_releases/article/0,8599,...

"At the Department of Homeland Security, Julie Myers, 36, a well-connected but scantily credentialed White House aide, has been nominated to head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, with 20,000 government employees and a $4 billion budget. The ICE is on the front lines of the war against terrorism, as well as drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal arms running.

TIME reports "her nomination is a symptom of deeper ills in a huge new bureaucracy that the Bush Administration resisted creating. Among those problems, they say, is a tendency on the part of the Administrations political appointees to discard in-house expertise, particularly when it could lead to additional government regulation of industry."

At The FDA, Scott Gottlieb (fomrer stockbroker which should tell you everything)

"At the Food and Drug Administration, TIME has learned, a 33-year-old doctor-turned-stock-analyst has second-guessed the drug-safety decisions of career scientists. TIME has obtained two internal e-mails showing how Scott Gottlieb, appointed in July to the FDAs second-ranked post, deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs, has in recent weeks questioned two decisions.

One was not to approve a Oporia, a drug for osteoporosis, that could cost Pfizer $1 billion in annual revenue. Gottlieb also suggested it was "an overreaction" for the agency to halt the trial of a new multiple sclerosis drug, after three people developed a serious complications during the study, and one of them died. Gottlieb insists he would never interfere with drug approval decisions. I would not be in a situation where I would be adjudicating the scientific or medical expertise of the (FDA) on a review matter, he told TIME. Thats not my role. Its not my expertise. We defer to the career staff to make scientific and medical decisions.
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:19 PM
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9. Nice reading at sourcewatch.org
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Bush_adminis...

When you ask yourself why the country is in the state it is in, remember these public welfare queens and kings.
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