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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not really. An appointee should be able to be fired as quick as he got hired.

    I mean, let's face it: nobody would have bitched if Obama fired Shinseki.
    He might have. Then a few House members would probably take up his cause because "Obama bad!"

    And they're not hired quickly at that level. Senate confirmation and what not...on the other hand, I wouldn't have a problem with having it go through the reverse to fire him. Send it to the Senate that you want to fire an appointee and let them have hearings. It does take longer than a resignation though.


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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not really. An appointee should be able to be fired as quick as he got hired.

    I mean, let's face it: nobody would have bitched if Obama fired Shinseki.
    It's the same reason a CEO that fails isn't typically fired and is instead given a golden parachute. It is simple the way things are. I don't exactly see you wanting the heads of every other VA head before Shinseki on a pike.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's the same reason a CEO that fails isn't typically fired and is instead given a golden parachute. It is simple the way things are. I don't exactly see you wanting the heads of every other VA head before Shinseki on a pike.
    Some CEO'S are outright **** canned, without a pot to piss in. The difference being, Joe Blow CEO doesn't work for me. A government officee does work for me. I won't stand silently by why a person ****s over American veterans in my name.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It was a problem that has been compounded for decades. It wasn't Shinseki's SOLE fault. If you want to hold him accountable, you would first have to go back to every other VA head and do the same less you want this just to be partisan hackery.
    Was there ANY improvement in the system while Shinseki was in charge? If there wasn't, then yes, he's at fault.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I won't stand silently by why a person ****s over American veterans in my name.
    Well have fun with your faux outrage. did you stand silently with the previous VA heads? I don't remember one post from you regarding those folks and they were as much to blame for the continuing blunders.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Was there ANY improvement in the system while Shinseki was in charge? If there wasn't, then yes, he's at fault.
    I said SOLE fault didn't I? Yes, Shinseki was indeed at fault for the continuing blunders but then so were the past VA heads.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well have fun with your faux outrage. did you stand silently with the previous VA heads? I don't remember one post from you regarding those folks and they were as much to blame for the continuing blunders.
    Whatever happened previously, the situation seems to have worsened under Shinseki and he seems to have been completely clueless. In both Iraq and the VA he was the Little Engine That Couldn't.
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