Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Cronies in Charge

More than any administration before it, the Bush Administration has filled the federal government with political appointees with limited experience in the crucial duties they are supposed to perform, Mark Thompson, Karen Tumulty and Mike Allen of Time report. In "How Many Mike Browns are out There?" they show that FEMA isn't the only vital agency where political connections are being put before experience. Thompson, Tumulty and Allen detail how key jobs at the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget have gone to people whose credentials are questionable. "Some of the appointments are raising serious concerns in the agencies themselves and on Capitol Hill about the competence and independence of agencies that the country relies on to keep us safe, healthy and secure," they write.


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