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  •  I was speaking about his whole administration (1+ / 0-)
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    having holdovers, not just the USAs.  Ie Geithner, Gates, Petraeus, etc. Sorry that wasn't more clear.  I don't have a problem with Fitz, obviously. There are also senior Bush holdovers in the DOJ, like this one

    Andrew Sullivan discovered that one of the three Obama Justice Department attorneys who wrote and filed the anti-gay DOMA brief last night is W. Scott Simpson, a Mormon Bush holdover who was awarded by Alberto Gonzales for his defense of the Partial Birth Abortion act.

    Now there's going to be an appointee who apparently might as well be a Bushie.  All the Bushies should be gone, that's why Barack Obama was elected.  For a change, not more of the SOS.

    Now, I realize this is not all the President fault.  Maybe little of it is, since he is depending on his staff to be competent and give him good information.  The Teabagger deal smells, though.  It really does.

    Which side are you on?

    by wiseacre on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 07:12:53 PM PDT

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    •  Geithner's NOT a holdover (3+ / 0-)

      Tim "What?  You mean I'm supposed to pay FICA taxes on my earnings?" Geithner was president of the NY Federal Reserve Bank, sitting on his overpaid butt during the Bush Bubble, from 2003 until January 26, 2009.

      Geithner assumed the office of SecTreas on that date.

      •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

        The President of the NY Federal Reserve Bank is appointed by the Board of the NY Federal Reserve Bank, and approved by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, all of whom are Presidential appointees.

        Which side are you on?

        by wiseacre on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:57:00 PM PDT

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        •  So he's not only a holdover he got promoted (1+ / 0-)
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          for helping inflict one of the biggest financial disasters in the history of the world, in terms of value and impact.

          And though I understand the "make the ones who broke it fix it" theory, the fact is, he didn't fix it, and has contributed to the coming second crash through his leadership decisions if not directly.  

          This is what happens when you appoint irresponsible con artists to positions of trust.  That was poor judgment on the part of the President.

          These people almost destroyed the country.  Don't give them positions in your own administration.  For crying out loud, a kindergartener could have figured that one out.

          Which side are you on?

          by wiseacre on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 09:02:46 PM PDT

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