C'mon, Wayne. Surely you haven't forgotten JFK cramming his administration
with Harvard grads.
From: cpf0000-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cpf0000-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Wayne McAlpine
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Ooops... another inexperienced person appointed...?
I probably should have said Regent University, but you get the idea. Monica Goodling was one of their star alumnae.
"A Regent web page stated 150 graduates have served in the George W. Bush administration. Boston Globe journalist Charlie Savage, noting that previously it was rare for Regent graduates to join the government, has suggested that the appointment of Office of Personnel Management director Kay Coles James, formerly dean of Regent's government school, caused this sharp increase in Regent alumni employed in the government. Savage used Regent as an example of the Bush administration hiring applicants with strong conservative credentials but weaker academic qualifications and less civil rights experience than past candidates in the Civil Rights Division.
Similar assertions have been made by editorial columnists Dahlia Lithwick of the Washington Post, Paul Krugman of the New York Times and Andrew Cohen of CBS News. Savage illustrated the increased politicization in the Justice Department's hiring practices with the example of a Regent graduate who stated he may have obtained a job after telling his interviewer that Lawrence v. Texas, the ruling striking down an anti-sodomy law, was the Supreme Court decision from the last 20 years with which he disagreed most. However, Savage also suggested that the school had improved since its days of "dismal numbers," quoting a prominent critic of the school, Reverend Barry Lynn, who advised against "underestimat[ing] the quality of a lot of the people that are there," and noting the school's recent wins in national moot-court and negotiation competitions.
On May 23rd 2007, alumna Monica Goodling testified at the House Judiciary Committee under a grant of immunity and admitted using political affiliation as a determinant for hiring career posts at the Department of Justice. Her testimony has been referred to as "lamentable.""
Rich Rijnders wrote:
Uh, the opinion piece says her degree is from Yale.appointed...?
----- Original Message ----
From: Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Open discussion among iSeries Users <cpf0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:11:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Ooops... another inexperienced person
lol... I bet you're right. Never thought of that.was
Wayne McAlpine wrote:
Maybe a law degree from Liberty U?prosecutor,
Booth Martin wrote:
"... Paulose, at 34 the nation's youngest chief federal
U.S.runpart of a wave of Bush administration insiders dispatched to
lunacy.attorney's offices around the country, ..."
This goes beyond incompetence and reaches towards downright
What credentials could she possibly have had for that appointment?
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