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Apparently, if the President does it, it isn't a crime. Who knew Nixon was so far ahead of his time?
Oh, don't be so hard on Opie. That's the Press Secretary's job - go out and make his or her boss look as good as possible. All things considered, this was a Herculean task and I'm impressed that he stuck with it for as long as he did without turning to hard drugs.
True, there are some jobs that, once you leave them, you have to go out and turn tricks in the parking lot to regain a sense of dignity. He may be in that parking lot a long, long time.
It would seem even Beltway Jay has his limits.
"This is not a scandal. This is an innate problem with bureaucracy that existed long before Obama took office." If it was a problem with the speed with which documents were processed or treatments were approved, then it would be a bureaucratic problem. Here, the documents were forged to ensure the employees collected bonuses while the patients languished at home, dying of their afflictions. That is criminally scandalous. Whether these conditions existed prior to President Obama taking office is irrelevant - the issues were know to him prior to his taking office, he's been in office for over 5 years, and nothing has changed.
Shinseki has resigned, as many believe he should, but it is symbolic at best. His resignation does not fix any of the horrific problems within the VA. This is but one head of many which need to roll. I'm not blaming the President for this because, honestly, I no longer think he has any more idea what is going on around him than does a potted plant.
Point being that associates descriptors like 'believes in' and 'confident' with the person in question, mentions a career which is well known, and completely avoids the allegations in question.
Saying "The President believes and has confidence Secretary Shinseki has heroically served his country as a solider" is like saying "The President believes and has confidence O.J. Simpson played football".
Mostly, this is the thread where people bemoan the incompetence of a White House staff that doesn’t realize putting a Station Chief’s name and title on an e-mail is a bad idea until it’s too late.
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