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He said he'd leave after his interim posting expired, which is the least believable part of the story.
     
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Pruitt's successor at the EPA? Oscar The Grouch.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 4, 2018, 05:57 AM
 
Seems more like a job for Mr. Snuffleupagus.

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Jul 4, 2018, 11:01 AM
 
The most-investigated Cabinet member has the most to gain. By being placed in charge of most of his own investigations.

How do you escape Justice? There's a few ways, but this method is more comfortable than fleeing the country. Plus a pay raise I think.
     
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****ing finally
     
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Down. Goe...

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Jul 5, 2018, 03:57 PM
 
Wonder what did it.

No seriously, there were so many reasons to choose from.
     
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Good question.
     
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Jul 5, 2018, 04:14 PM
 
vaguebookers, the lot of you. <checks news>

ah, excellent.

What do we think of Wheeler? Will he continue the "bright" agenda that Pruitt was following? He's a coal guy, apparently.
     
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Jul 5, 2018, 04:18 PM
 
I don’t like foisting my biased, crap news outlets on people who have their own biased, crap news outlets.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Wonder what did it.
No more cash left in the budget to spend on mattresses and pants?
     
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Jul 5, 2018, 05:24 PM
 
What do we think of Wheeler? Will he continue the "bright" agenda that Pruitt was following? He's a coal guy, apparently.
I mean, he's going to be about as bad (and seeing his work history worse than I'd have hoped) but at least he'll be only ****ing over via one avenue.
     
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Jul 6, 2018, 04:08 PM
 
Looks like Bill Shines wife is a huuuuge racist. Quell surprise. Guess they'll fit right in.
     
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It's like a hydra. You chop off a head and two more sprout up.
     
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https://www.mediaite.com/tv/dana-bas...friend-or-foe/
Vice President Mike Pence gave two interviews tonight in which he was confronted on why President Trump could not give a straight answer to the question of whether Vladimir Putin is a friend or foe.

Trump instead sidestepped this morning and called Putin a “competitor” instead.

CNN’s Dana Bash pressed Pence on the topic, and the veep hedged a bit, talking about how the upcoming Trump-Putin summit will be an “opportunity” for the United States.

“How is somebody,” she asked, “who your own intelligence community says was involved in meddling in American elections not a foe of America?”

Pence went back to the word “competitor” that Trump used, adding, “I don’t think we have any illusions.”
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~Trump instead sidestepped this morning and called Putin a “competitor” instead.
~...the veep hedged a bit, talking about how the upcoming Trump-Putin summit will be an “opportunity” for the United States.
~Pence went back to the word “competitor” that Trump used, adding, “I don’t think we have any illusions.”
Meeting with a "competitor" is seen as an "opportunity"?
Sounds like a merger is in the offing.
     
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I could be completely wrong here. I'm not trying to convince anyone I'm correct. I was asked to explain why I feel sorry for Spicer, and I'm trying to explain it.

If I am correct, and what Priebus and Spicer want to do is keep Trump on a leash, they're kinda forced to be scummy. If they draw a line in the sand, they get fired.
Sean Spicer has written a book detailing his time working for President Donald Trump, and described the president as "a unicorn, riding a unicorn over a rainbow."
Now that he's gone Spicer has... zero backbone, zero remorse of what he's enabled. That change your opinion of him at all?
     
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Jul 28, 2018, 08:09 PM
 
If he stays consistent with it, yes.

Right now is way too soon for him to break bad. He breaks bad now then he permanently goes down as a rat.

I’ve been working under the assumption his book is a cash grab.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
If he stays consistent with it, yes.

Right now is way too soon for him to break bad. He breaks bad now then he permanently goes down as a rat.

I’ve been working under the assumption his book is a cash grab.
That's a given. But he's also shown no criticism of Trump up to now and has gone as far as to defend him in the book interviews so far.
     
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Because I don't know how Commerce is ****ing up the world, I'm not as outraged by this open-mouth breather as I should be.

It is interesting that he was under suit before the nom, if I read correctly.
     
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I tried closed-mouth breathing, but had to stop when I turned purple.
     
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That's a given. But he's also shown no criticism of Trump up to now and has gone as far as to defend him in the book interviews so far.
It seems to me like he’s trying to walk a line.

Like, say, the unicorn comment. Spicer says what makes him a unicorn is he can repeatedly do things which would end any other politician’s career.

There’s a little bit of backspin on that lob, no?
     
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It seems to me like he’s trying to walk a line.

Like, say, the unicorn comment. Spicer says what makes him a unicorn is he can repeatedly do things which would end any other politician’s career.

There’s a little bit of backspin on that lob, no?
'Little bit'? I can agree to that description.
     
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he's also shown no criticism of Trump up to now
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'Little bit'? I can agree to that description.
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Aug 12, 2018, 07:34 PM
 
That's not a criticism. That's a possible back-handed compliment.
     
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Aug 17, 2018, 08:40 AM
 
At first glance you wonder how they can live together until you realize neither of them has any convictions one way or another. It's all just a game. Similar to James Carville and Mary Matalin.
     
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Aug 20, 2018, 02:13 PM
 
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this time. He's found a way to save money. By zeroing out climate research, etc. By giving a high-paid job to his high school football buddy.
At the beginning of 2018, interior secretary Ryan Zinke instated a new requirement that scientific funding above $50,000 must undergo an additional review to ensure expenditures “better align with the administration’s priorities”.
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Steve Howke, one of Zinke’s high-school football teammates, oversees this review. Howke’s highest degree is a bachelor’s in business administration. Until Zinke appointed him {...} Howke had spent his entire career working in credit unions.
     
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It really galls me how easy it is to hire people who have no related experience to oversee government.
     
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Someone should point out to Trump that Zinke is worth less than a million. As a poor person, he shouldn't be in charge of anything.
     
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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fede...ry?id=57998606
A federal judge has ordered U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross be deposed over a decision to reinstate a question regarding citizenship status to the upcoming 2020 census, court documents show.
Ross began considering whether to reinstate the question shortly after he was appointment in February 2017, "well before" the Department of Justice made a formal request to do so on Dec. 12, according to the order, which cited earlier submissions made by Ross.

Ross manifested an "unusually strong personal interest in the matter," Furman wrote, adding that the secretary demanded to know as early as May 2017 why no action had been taken on his months-old request — seven months before the formal DOJ request was made.
He lied to congress about this.
     
 
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