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  •  amen (0+ / 0-)

    or hear/hear, if you prefer

    (I personally object to proselytizing...from either side of the spiritual divide)

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Fri May 30, 2014 at 09:42:17 AM PDT

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    •  There's plenty of room for argument (1+ / 0-)
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      Especially in an issue like this. There's no real telling who is 'right'. I think it would have been best for the VA for Shinseki to stay; I think it's best to keep up a strong front and reject the political calls that headlines create. He's been TOO good, despite these serious problems.

      But others, including Shinseki, think he is too weakened by the problems. And there's no going back now.

      And it feels so GOOD to argue without flaming, doesn't it?

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

      by DaddyO on Fri May 30, 2014 at 12:13:43 PM PDT

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      •  I think replacing Shinseki is only going to (1+ / 0-)
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        satisfy the media (attention spans of 3 year olds) and congressional republicans (who will turn any confirmation hearings into an opportunity to create yet another side show), blaming "weak president" Obama and their Democratic "colleagues" whereas it is their lust for "austerity", that IN FACT,  contributed enormously to this "scandal".

        Meantime (and more importantly) how long will it take the new VA secretary, temporary or otherwise, to get up to speed on the problems?

        bottomline: Veterans' requirements will take a back seat with the general public. Again.

        No, I'm not feeling so good, b'cuz I didn't really maintain civility throughout this thread...I'm pretty sure I. did. not.

        "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

        by Sybil Liberty on Fri May 30, 2014 at 12:40:04 PM PDT

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