In light of the fact that this is the first obvious liar I have ever seen as President in my life and he has blatantly pursued his new societal, middle east, and world order, requiring all those in his mis Administration to be proven liars faithful to a fault I expect impasse unless Bush does something underhanded. The Democratic Congress finally realizes this and is not going to willingly allow any questionable confirmations.
Bush has just 17 months remaining. A lot of work to do ,not just in attempting to pursue his new order but trying to find the proven liars that will enable him to do so. Like its predecessors, the Bush administration faces a large number of vacancies in its last months, as political appointees explore opportunities in the private sector. Finding replacements won't be so easy, analysts say, especially given the conflict between the Republican White House and the Democratic Senate that must confirm Bush's picks.
"It is very typical to get a slew of vacancies" near the end of a presidency, says Thomas Mann, a senior fellow in governance studies with The Brookings Institution. "It's tough to get good people to fill in, especially if there's a possibly of a contentious confirmation process." The biggest problem to me is that Democrat's realize Bush must be stopped. As I watch events ratchet up daily with Iran as you know I believe Bush will beat Congress and attack Iran and news I heard this morning and will talk about tomorrow seals it for me. Democrats in Congress I hope have the same concern but I am afraid regardless they will not stop Bush!
Besides attorney general, Bush is also looking for a secretary of Veterans Affairs, a chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and another member of the Federal Election Commission. There have been at least 89 executive branch departures this year, according to a Government Accountability Office database of government jobs. Since Democrats took over Congress in January, Bush has nominated 93 people who have yet to be confirmed, she notes. The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Bush's choice for director of the Office of Management and Budget, former congressman Jim Nussle.
Other nominees awaiting confirmation include the surgeon general, two candidates to the Federal Reserve Board and the director of the U.S. Agency for International Development. I know we need a Deputy Attorney General, an associate Attorney General, what else?
I understand that many think the biggest obstacle to attracting new talent at this stage may be the rigors of getting confirmed by the Senate. But that is only because of the chief liar and the desire to stop the still just unfolding horrors he has in store for us the middle east and the world.
Vacancy sign on at White House - USATODAY.com*
Can anyone tell me if it is normal to have this many vacancies and difficulty in getting confirmed or is Bush the Pariah we believe?