@VSTKarl Rove speaks highly of his studies at Utah and his relationships
with some of the professors. Those same professors say that while he was an
excellent student his political career and the tactics he has used is not
something they ever advocated. BO has an excellent track record of filling
his administration with top notch talent so it's safe to assume he made
another fine choice here.
Merriam-Webster definition:alumnus noun: someone who was a student
at a particular school, college, or university Full Definition of
ALUMNUS: a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular school,
college, or university
It's a stretch to say he's a U grad. He studied in a foxhole and
never attended on campus.
@Esquire - Maybe just making sure the President didn't change his mind and
decide to name Eric Holder as head of the VA.
@ Swiss, as a former appointee, I can assure you that Schedule C's can be
good, but they can also be bad. A savvy career person will work withe the
appointees, but they can wait out the appointee and the know it. It all boils
down to the quality of the career person. Some are good and some are not. As
for the degree, an MBA vs an MPA won't be relevant. But you raise some
interesting points which suggest some knowledge of how things work.
Good luck he will need it. If he can get the national VA anywhere close to the
Utah VA I will celebrate. An MBA may not be the best degree to have he may
wish he had an MPA after he sees what the Civil Service Bureaucracy is like.
Hopefully, he can at least file some schedule C political appointees and set a
climate of service instead of self aggrandizement. Hopefully, he
realizes that you can ask a Bureaucrat to give up his life but not his job.
That cliché was first penned in Ancient China about the Mandarins.
The announcement was on Monday. You waited until Wednesday afternoon to run the
I thought it was Karl Rove, an alumnus of the U of U.
Looks like a good choice, but now that Obama picked him, one has to wonder...
Okay, but will he lead out in correcting the many abuses to our vets or will he
just be another puppet?