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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Resignations: Bush administration in chaos

Posted by: Hammer / 8:45 AM

Good god, but it's hard to tell the players without a program these days. There are so many serious, substantive scandals swirling around the administration, that the resignations are piling up. The army surgeon general has resigned because of ill-treatment of injured American soldiers:

[Lieutenant-General Kevin Kiley] is the third victim of a row that has been rumbling since a detailed exposure in the Washington Post last month of the shoddy conditions wounded soldiers were living in at the military's supposed showcase hospital, the Walter Reed, in Washington.

And Kyle Sampson, Alberto Gonzalez's number 2 at Justice, has now resigned in the wake of the lying to Congress about U.S. attorneys scandal:

Perhaps as telling, according to the new Times article, Kyle Sampson, Alberto Gonzales's Chief of Staff and the guy who was actually in charge of drawing up the list [of attorneys to fire]... well, he resigned today.

The Washington Post reported:

By avoiding Senate confirmation, Sampson added, "we can give far less deference to home state senators and thereby get 1.) our preferred person appointed and 2.) do it far faster and more efficiently at less political costs to the White House."

How's that "less political costs to the White House" plan working out for you now, Mr. Sampson?

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