Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Commander Guy Pisses On Interior Department, Marking His Territory

Like a mangy, horny feline, in heat, the Bush Grindhouse is going around, pissing all over the government offices, marking off its' territory, and looking to stink up the joint for the Obama Administration.

Administration Moves to Protect Key Appointees; Political Positions Shifted To Career Civil Service Jobs

Just weeks before leaving office, the Interior Department's top lawyer has shifted half a dozen key deputies -- including two former political appointees who have been involved in controversial environmental decisions -- into senior civil service posts.

The transfer of political appointees into permanent federal positions, called "burrowing" by career officials, creates security for those employees, and at least initially will deprive the incoming Obama administration of the chance to install its preferred appointees in some key jobs
And, of course, Dana Perino, the poster girl for 'glass half full/half empty' optimism, gleefully beamed out yesterday;
PERINO: But there are people in the federal government who — and you should want people who have worked in the administration who think that they might want to make their careers in government. We have a lot of smart people all across the government with a lot of expertise — in the financial sector, in the energy sector, in the environmental sector, the Labor Department, etc.

Considering where the country is presently, where have they been hiding these "smart people" with "a lot of expertise"?

Now, we're talking Civil Service here, which makes it nearly impossible to dump the deadwood, no matter how much they fuck up, or how incompetent they may be.

And, where this is concentrated on the Interior Department, which oversees the places Bush Cronies want to drill and scrape the earth, it certainly looks like The Commander Guy is tossing them a one last "Mission Accomplished", and said Cronies will likely erect their derricks and move in their earth scrappers before Obama takes the oath of office.

Perhaps a few options to thwart the worst President in U.S. history are in order.

1. Transfer these dwarfs, finks, phonies and frauds to some remote outposts. Let them wither their careers away in some government office on the border of North Dakota and Canada.

Or, better yet, ship up to work with The Wasilla Whiz Kid, and the land of the Midnight Sun.

2. With majorities in Congress, the Obama Administration can rewrite the Civil Service jobs, just enough to exterminate the last droppings of the Bush Grindhouse, send them packing, and then revert back to the original rules.

The 43rd President has done yeoman's work in bringing down this country and he shouldn't get away with leaving his pinhead appointments in place, to muck up the work of undoing the mess he has left us.

As Nicholas von Hoffman once said, during the height of Watergate, on 60-Minutes' "Point-Counterpoint", "There's a dead mouse on America's kitchen floor and it was time for Congress to come in and sweep it up".

Get the brooms ready, there's gonna be a whole lot of sweepin' to be done.

Bonus Bogus Bush Moves

McJoan: Another FU from BushCo

Matthew Yglesias: Burrowing

Nightshift66: Aren't these cretins gone YET??

Laura McGann: Why Bother Making Political Appointees Bureaucrats?

Dday: More Laying Of Landmines

DownWithTyranny: More Bad Faith From The Worst President In History

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