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  •  What's America Coming To When People In Government (4+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, FG, virginislandsguy, Deep Texan

    Once worked for companies?????

    Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

    by TooFolkGR on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:39:12 AM PST

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    •  total mischaracterizatin of my argument (1+ / 0-)
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      The Hamlet

      Look--private sector experience is one thing.

      But putting someone in charge of the AG when they have a history of helping powerful companies evade justice is troublesome--no?

      Putting someone in charge of the treasury who was involved in the risky betting that sunk the economy in the first place...troublesome no?

      Having your chief of staff be a long time lobbyist has to worry you about who Obama is trying to reach out to.

      •  It is in fact a completely accurate (2+ / 0-)
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        virginislandsguy, Deep Texan

        characterization of your argument. You present no evidence other than some people have at some point worked in non-government jobs. Your description of ExIm bank is a gross exaggeration that doesn't even interpret the article you cite accurately. Your complaints about Donolin and Patrick boil down to the fact that they are lawyers.

        •  Note: (1+ / 0-)
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          stevej

          I'm a lawyer.

          I have a bias against myself?

          You seem to like to make blanket declarations without any substance to back them up.  

          My article does not criticize Donolin or Patrick for merely being lawyers--but the type of lawyers they were.  

          And you say that I misinterpreted the ExIm article--but everything is basically a direct quote from ThinkProgress and you provide no insight into why I've misinterpreted it.

          I find your reflexive defenses of these guys to be rather authoritarian.

          •  TPM said that ExIm bank will pay for a coal export (2+ / 0-)
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            virginislandsguy, Deep Texan

            project. They do it all the time. You make into 'plans to totally destroy the environment in all corners of the globe' (direct quote). Yeah, some of the exaggeration was in the original article but you amped it up even more.

            I don't know what is your opinion about other lawyers. Maybe you think that only lawyers working as prosecutors are good? How do I know? But you present no arguments other than these guys worked for big law firms that had some clients you don't like. You don't even claim that they did legal work for these clients.

        •  They were lawyers at corrupt companies. Guilt by (0+ / 0-)

          association? Perhaps. But should not cabinet secretaries bu as pure as Caesar's wife. That's Shakespeare by the way. Look it up it will do you some good.

    •  What is America coming to when people (0+ / 0-)

      who work in government worked for corrupt companies. There, I fixed it for you.

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