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  •  "Bush spread his cadre of loyal Bushies into (2+ / 0-)
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    permanent positions in Justice and the Pentagon"

    This is why Obama MUST downsize the Pentagon...and even the DOJ (and whoever else this applies to).

    In order to get the cancerous Bushies out of government, the Prez must downsize those Departments.

    Eliminate their jobs, eliminate them. I hope this is why Obama is so anxious to create large cuts in Fed spending - to downsize those maroons out of gov.

    •  I hope this is one repercussion (0+ / 0-)

      of downsizing the Pentagon.  Not only did these Bushies go from political appointments to permanent positions, Obama has had trouble getting many of his nominees for many departments filled.  The problem is not necessarily that these positions are unnecessary, but that left unfilled or with the wrong people in them, essential tasks of governance are neglected or bogged down.  Under Bush, the DOJ was filled with appointees who were tasked with pursuing partisan prosecutions.  There are so many more constructive tasks that the DOJ could be fulfilling with the same level of staffing.

      It isn't nice to go to jail ... but if that's freedom's price

      by Rusty Pipes on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 03:05:49 PM PST

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