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  •  Thanks for this. (4+ / 0-)
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    Oregon Bear, GreyHawk, myboo, 2questions

    I'm a big "engine of government" type, so this is really valuable.

    With him from the beginning, with him until the end.

    by brooklynbadboy on Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 02:50:14 AM PDT

    •  Where is the sense of urgency to fill vacancy(s) (0+ / 0-)

      Confront all issues in a timely manner...

      by 2questions on Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 03:44:57 AM PDT

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      •  I'm confident that its proceeding alright. (2+ / 0-)
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        Brainwrap, myboo

        The vetting process is cumbersome and a lot of people would just rather not be put through it. Who wants to be put on notice that every single aspect of their life is about to be sifted with a fine tooth comb? And then, you have to go to Washington to kiss Senator ass. THEN, you may not get the job, in which case your current employer thinks you aren't loyal. And maybe your friends and family don't want FBI agents coming around.

        You know? I mean who lives a completely clean life with everyone around them completely clean? Who has never made a SINGLE MISTAKE on a 8 year old tax return that even the IRS didnt worry about until this vetting?

        Its tough to find people willing to do it. And with Obama's ethics rules, its even tougher because the people who structure their lives for these purposes are now barred from jobs.

        It's tough, but we'll get better government as a result.

        With him from the beginning, with him until the end.

        by brooklynbadboy on Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 03:52:15 AM PDT

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      •  So many urgencies, so little time. eom (1+ / 0-)
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