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Old 12-13-2007, 08:18 AM   #41
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What facts do you have to support this position?
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:27 AM   #42
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What facts do you have to support this position?
The Easter Bunny told the Tooth Fairy, who filled in Santa, and Santa mentioned it in the Thank You note that he left for newguy for the milk and cookies.

Who's out of touch?

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Old 12-13-2007, 09:21 PM   #43
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Most of Bush's people were appointed based on loyalty, not competence. For example, the sole qualification of Michael Brown, the head of FEMA who mismanaged the response to Hurricane Katrina, was his experience as a horse rancher.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:33 PM   #44
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Most of Bush's people were appointed based on loyalty, not competence. For example, the sole qualification of Michael Brown, the head of FEMA who mismanaged the response to Hurricane Katrina, was his experience as a horse rancher.
Was Brownie even a good horse rancher before he was appointed to head FEMA?

Is that what happen with Condi, Rummy, Gonzo and Cheney? How about Scotter what is the story on that poor devil?

Could it be possible that Old George W is not the only president to have done this?

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Was Brownie even a good horse rancher before he was appointed to head FEMA?

Is that what happen with Condi, Rummy, Gonzo and Cheney? How about Scotter what is the story on that poor devil?

Could it be possible that Old George W is not the only president to have done this?

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as wags implied... It's a time honored tradition
but usually they are made ambassador to
brazil or something like that, NOT a fema director which i would think is
one of most technically demanding jobs in the cabinet. sigh..
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It shows the complete incompetence of this guy.
Incompetence. You want to see incompetence, take a look at the Reid/Pelosi team (I use the term "team" extrememly loosely here).

In a year, those two have driven the publics' Congressional approval ratings down from the 40's to 22%! Those two are completely incompetent.
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Incompetence. You want to see incompetence, take a look at the Reid/Pelosi team (I use the term "team" extrememly loosely here).

In a year, those two have driven the publics' Congressional approval ratings down from the 40's to 22%! Those two are completely incompetent.
Since incompetence seems to be the norm in D>C maybe the taxpayers should hire some semi's, herd the mangy varmints (Congress & the Bush Adminstration) and ship all of them to disneyland. If they are not going to do the business of the people maybe they can at least have a good time on the American's people $$$$.

At the end of their term they can tell their families that while it is true that they did not get anything done at least they got a fun filled trip to Disneyland.

While it is true that the Reid/Pelosi team has been incompetent - they have not done it all by themselves - I believe that the Reps and Dems were all of some assistance.

Once these varmints get into Congress or into the W.H they forget all about the people and they cater to the special interest groups who give them the $$$$.

Was Brownie even a good horse rancher before he was appointed to head FEMA?

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Incompetence. You want to see incompetence, take a look at the Reid/Pelosi team (I use the term "team" extrememly loosely here).

In a year, those two have driven the publics' Congressional approval ratings down from the 40's to 22%! Those two are completely incompetent.
Yes indeed.

Like I have said before I am an equal opportunity dem and repub basher. We have very marginal leaders.

Yes these dems are awful. The problem is that the president was given a vote of no confidence in 04 by throwing out his party in congress. What came to power is well weak at best.

Oh well its the holidays I am done with politics. I think you guys make some sense here. Who needs to talk politics it makes for bad bed partners.
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as wags implied... It's a time honored tradition
but usually they are made ambassador to
brazil or something like that, NOT a fema director which i would think is
one of most technically demanding jobs in the cabinet. sigh..

One of my biggest bitches about the Bush Whitehouse is the deterioration of his cabinet. People can argue about the job Rumsfeld did, but Colin Powell, Condi Rice, and Don Rumsfeld was a highly competent team. Paul O' Neil as Sec. of Treasury was probably a poor fit, but the guy was smart and innovative same with Rod Paige

It's pretty much gone down hill since then, and Brownie as FEMA head takes the cake. I don't know much about Paulson as Treasury Sec but the fact that had to google him to remember his name isn't a good sign. I'd much rather have Rubin in the job now days with the troubles in financial market.
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I don't know much about Paulson as Treasury Sec but the fact that had to google him to remember his name isn't a good sign. I'd much rather have Rubin in the job now days with the troubles in financial market.
Paulson, like Rubin, is a former chairman of Goldman Sachs, which speaks to his competence in financial matters. As competent as Rubin was, it should be noted that he has been part of top management at Citicorp as things have unraveled there.
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Wow I said that news to me.
What I actually typed was.
"Fact 5. The Cuban Missile crisis while important, is not in the top 10 list of the most important events in US history. It is probably far less important than knowing the names and backgrounds of the Press House press corp, and the names and correct pronouncation of foreign leaders and government official. I know I and bet you would fail pretty miserable at this task, but Dana doesn't."

Which part are you disagreeing with me. You think the Cuban missile is the one of the top 10 most important event in US history, or do you believe that good knowledge of history is more important job qualifications for the press secretary than building personal relationship and knowing current events and leaders.

I bet that average college graduate under 40 couldn't tell you more about the Cuban Missile Crisis than it was about "Cuba and Missiles"

If this is the worse gaffee Dana makes as Press Sec. she'll be doing awfully good.

I like to have a beer with Dana and the Bush twins!
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No dude here are the facts.


Fact 6: The Bush hater and liberal media have leapped all over this to prove Bush's incompetence. If woman working in the White House is restricted to this who get masters degrees before they are 20 (like Condi) i.e. genius, they'll continue to be tokens.
No Dude, here are the facts...

oy - i know the american education system ain't keepin up - but your lowly view of us kids and female folk under 40 is perhaps too broad a stroke...

I for one don't judge who should be appointed for offices based on who I want to have a beer with.
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