Reply to "Bush power increasing presidential power"

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Originally posted by Southern Patriot:
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Originally posted by EdEKit:
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Originally posted by Southern Patriot:
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Originally posted by EdEKit:
UMMM..AAHHHA HMMMM, I'm one of those people who think there is something fishy with both the 200 and the 2004 election, AND ALL THESE NEW POLITICAL OFFICERS MAKE ME WONDER IF THE RESULTS IN 2008 WILL BE LEGITIMATE.


Do you ever worry about the people who were hired or appointed by Clinton and are still running around D.C.? There are plenty of his holdovers in the Justice and State Dept. Where do you think all the classified leaks come from?
YOU apparently don't know the difference between appointed and HIRED. Clinton appointees were unemployed or had resignations on Bush's desk WHEN HE TOOK OFFICE.
At the Moment, the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs was HIRED during the Bush 41 term. HE IS CIVIL SERVICE. Political appointees are not. GW BUSH HAS JUST EXPANDED THE NUMBER OF POLITICAL APPOINTEES BY A VERY LARGE NUMBER. IT IS A WORRY.

I work for the gov't so I do know the difference in the two. I do believe you will find that not all appointees from the Clinton admin resigned, as you say, because Pres Bush never pushed for it. He made a point of saying, early on in his first term, that he was not going to "clean house" of all past appointees and hires.
OK, you are a hired employee, if you have been in government employ for more than 6 years, you are also a "Clinton holdover."
You must have noticed the departure of a VERY LARGE NUMBER OF FEDERAL ATTORNEYS. They are being replaced with "loyalists." You may have notice the Retirement of a couple of Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Defense Department. The issue raised is that he is putting a POLITICAL APPOINTEE IN EVERY DEPARTMENT TO OVERSEE THE EMPLOYEES. It's within his rights...but it is also a means of FORCING people like yourself to tow the line. YOU and I both know full well, that a dischage reason is always available.
And, he may not have "cleaned house," but I will go out on a limb and say, Clinton Loyalists who were in patronage positions are GONE.

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