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    The ones that most glare out to me are Julie Myers and Ellen Sauerbrey since those are the only two I know.

    As many here probably know, Ellen Sauerbrey twice ran unsuccessfully for Maryland Governor against Parris Glendening.  During those campaigns, Sauerbrey touted her extreme anti-abortion views.  The New York Times, in an editorial, railed against Sauerbrey's nomination today.

    The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end. - Justice Brennan

    by jim bow on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 04:03:36 PM PST

    •  The New York Times had an editorial against her (4.00)
      Found here

      The key parts are this

      Like all too many Bush appointees, Ms. Sauerbrey has political connections that seem her most obvious credential. A former Maryland state legislator and a twice-defeated gubernatorial candidate, she served as state chairman of President Bush's 2000 campaign. She is a favorite of Mr. Bush's far-right base, having pursued an anti-abortion and anti-family-planning agenda in her current patronage post as the American representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

      Unlike previous appointees to head the State Department agency, the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Ms. Sauerbrey has zero experience in emergency management and refugee resettlement. In the wake of the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina by a similarly uncredentialed appointee, Congress has become more sensitive to charges of this kind of cronyism. A few weeks ago, the Foreign Relations Committee bowed to a request from Senator Barbara Boxer and put off its planned vote on Ms. Sauerbrey.

      She's the worst of the lot.

      The most terrifying verse I know: merrily, merrily, merrily, merrilly, life is but a dream. Joan Didion

      by dbratl on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 04:12:17 PM PST

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