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  •  Running the VA and testifying before Congress (5+ / 0-)

    Not necessarily two skill sets that are matched in the best candidate.

    "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

    by DaddyO on Fri May 30, 2014 at 08:50:01 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      Neo Control, Militarytracy

      Which is why you don't want somebody who's embattled politically running a bureaucracy, regardless of his estimable resume.

      It is unfair that Shinseki falls on his sword while Republicans aren't held accountable for defunding the VA. No doubt. It doesn't mean it's the wrong thing to do at this juncture.


      Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.

      by The Termite on Fri May 30, 2014 at 08:55:29 AM PDT

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      •  How would this scenario played differently? (0+ / 0-)

        Shinseki stays

        President gets daily briefing on discoveries and progress

        Shinseki fires the guilty including those requiring Senate confirmation

        President berates any elected or candidate who opens their yap about the reorg while it is in progress

        Repukes bitch but don't vote any more money or give up confirmation authority on top VA positions

        Dems beat them up in radio & TV ads

        Meanwhile top management people from outside of government are recruited and hired on contractual basis to clean up 69 years of neglect

        . . . just sayin'

        The time has come to repair this country and care for its' veterans.

        by llbear on Fri May 30, 2014 at 09:36:48 AM PDT

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        •  It would have worked (1+ / 0-)
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          Not enough courage to commit the political capital--THIS time. The buck stops...we all know where.

          "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

          by DaddyO on Fri May 30, 2014 at 12:29:19 PM PDT

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