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Old 07-13-2009, 05:52 PM
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is blaming an exhaustive White House vetting process for the fact that the Obama administration has not yet named a person to run the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Six months into the administration's tenure without having appointed someone to the agency's top spot, Clinton told USAID employees on Monday that several people had turned down the job due to overly burdensome financial and personal disclosure requirements that she called a "nightmare," "frustrating beyond words" and "ridiculous."Clinton: Vetting for USAID job 'ridiculous' - Yahoo! News

She also said the White House had turned down her request to announce on Monday that someone ó expected by officials to be physician and Harvard University professor Paul Farmer who is well known for his work in Haiti ó would be named to the post soon.

"Let me just say it's not for lack of trying," Clinton said in response to an employee's question about the delay, despite her and President Barack Obama's stated desire to have USAID play a bigger role in American foreign policy. "We have worked very hard with the White House on looking for a candidate who, number one, wants the job."
I don't know if she was telling a little joke or critisizing Obama out right, but some of the fluffier news organizations are saying "Hillary rips Obama"
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Clinton: Vetting for USAID job 'ridiculous'

Hey...It takes time to find tax cheats...

I bet days are spent shredding the resumes of upstanding people who believe in the Constitution and rule of law...

And there's a FRAMING going on by the media...

They WANT you to believe she's ripping into Obama because the underlying theme is "Obama is working "Oh so hard" to get good people into government that he's making it TOO tough!"...

That gets the public perception into thinking Obama actually IS doing a good job vetting people...which, of course, is the furthest thing from the truth...
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Hey...It takes time to find tax cheats...

I bet days are spent shredding the resumes of upstanding people who believe in the Constitution and rule of law...

And there's a FRAMING going on by the media...

They WANT you to believe she's ripping into Obama because the underlying theme is "Obama is working "Oh so hard" to get good people into government that he's making it TOO tough!"...

That gets the public perception into thinking Obama actually IS doing a good job vetting people...which, of course, is the furthest thing from the truth...
Well her mentioning it makes more sense now.
I was wondering why she was doing this.
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