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Maher: Now we know... It's Pat Robertson's U.

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    Maher from last night (transcribed, no link yet):

    "... whenever there's a Bush administration scandal it always traces back to some incompetent political hack appointment. And you think to yourself 'Where are they getting these screw-ups from?'

    Well now we know. From Pat Robertson.

    I'm not kidding.

    Take Monica Goodling, who before she resigned last week because she's smack in the middle of the U.S. attorney scandal, was the third ranking official in the Justice Department of the United States. She's 33 years old, and though she never even worked as a prosecutor, she was tasked with overseeing the job performance of all 93 U.S. attorneys.

    How do you get to the top that fast? Harvard? Princeton?
    No.
    Goodling did her undergraduate work at Messiah College. You know Messiah, home of the Fighting Christees? And then went on to attend Pat Robertson's law school.

    Yes Pat Robertson, the man who said that 'the presence of gay people at Disney World would cause earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor...' has a law school. And what kid wouldn't want to attend it's three years and you only have to read one book?

    U.S. News and World Reports, which does the definitive ranking of colleges, lists Regent as a tier 4 school which is the lowest score it gives. Its not a hard school to get into. You have to renounce satan, and draw a pirate on a matchbook. This is for people who couldn't get into the University of Phoenix.

    Now would you care to guess how many graduates of this televangelist diploma mill work in the Bush administration?

    A hundred and fifty.

    And you wonder why things are so messed up? We're talking about a top Justice Department official who went to a college funded by a tv host! Would you send your daughter to Maury Povich U? And if you did would you expect her to get a job at the White House?

    In 200 years we've gone from 'We the People' to 'Up with People.' From the best and the brightest to dumb and dumber. And where better to find people dumb enough to believe in George Bush than Pat Robertson's law school?

    The problem here in America isn't that the country is being run by elites. Its that its being run by a bunch of hayseeds.

    And by the way, the lawyer Monica Goodling just hired to keep her *** out of jail... went to a real law school.

    Thank you very much ladies and gentleman."
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  2. DarrylS

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    Read that in a couple of places all week, interesting how much influence Pat Robertson has in the White House.. religious influence anywhere in the US has always scared me.
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    #75 Jersey

    My guess would have been, "How many jobs are there in the White House?".
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    Here are the educational credentials of the people involved:

    Monica Gooding, BA Wheaton College, JD Pat Robertson University

    Carol Lam, BA Yale, JD Stanford

    Margaret Chiara; BA Fordham, JD Rutgers

    David Iglesias, BA Wheaton College, JD University of New Mexico

    Harriet Miers, BA SMU, JD SMU

    Karl Rove, BA University of Utah

    Bud Cummins, JD William Bowen School of Law

    Daniel Bogden, BA Ashland University, JD University of Toledo

    Kevin Ryan, BA Dartmouth, JD U of San Francisco

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    #15 Jersey

    I'm glad you posted this, I was watching last night and was amazed at the number of people who were chosen for jobs due to beliefs over qualification. The list does not stop here. This president has made the most hideous appointments in our government's history. I will later post some examples. For the crowd who always points out, well Clinton did it, I challenge anyone to list Clinton's bad choices vs the Bush's appointments. As a matter of fact, you can go throughout the Presidential history of appointments and not even come close to the colossal mess Bush has made.
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    Good point without having talked with any of these people the intelluticual Nazi's has concluded that only people from approved liberal universities should be allowed to work for government.

    Not elitist, nah not us. :rolleyes:
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    All administrations have their fair share of losers and nitwits.

    Clinton had Janet Reno....Bush....well let's just say he has had particularly bad luck in this regard. :rolleyes:
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    So you're afraid of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution...? Interesting...
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    I believe he was referring to a concern about the separation of Church and State or lack thereof in the Bush hiring practices.
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    Ah HA religious quotas as a requirement for government positions or maybe only Ahteist should be allowed leected and appointed office to aviod separation of Church and State. Our Founding Fathers would be dumbfounded by how their prohibition against the establishment of a state religion (think Hevry VIII and the Church of England) has been twisted by libs.
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    you mean 99% of all schools, that actually make you take exams and read books, go to lecture halls, take notes and write papers, not just renounce Satan....

    ironic indeed that their side of the debate is labelling ANYONE Nazi...
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    Yup lots of tolerance and open mindedness here no stereotypes for morally superior libs.... ;) :singing:
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    ok Loyal Bushie... well, you keep applauding those Regent U. appointees, and overlook the weekly scandals by your God Squad foot soldiers...

    no, there's no righty christian movement crapping on the Constitution here... nah...
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    Jesus H Christ loves you
    :bricks:
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    I don't know anything about these people niether do you and neither does Mahre. I am merely pointing out the casual stereotyping and dare we say it casual anti Christian bigotry. :singing:
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    What scandal? Is this any different than the Clinton admin firing a boatload of attorneys from the Bush I admin back in 93?
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    #15 Jersey

    Come on, you can't be serious. Janet Reno had her faults and made some bad choices, but you cannot fault her qualifications. Bad luck? How about bad 'Choice'. We all know about Brownie. The problem is, Bush never learned from his mistake, as he continues with his agenda of placing people that hold religious beliefs, loyalty, or campaign contributions over qualifications. My first example of, what you call bad luck ( I'm not trying to be a wise ass, as your posts generally are insightful, but I am over the top on this). In Bush's plan for a new democracy in Iraq, a massive undertaking that would need brilliant and overachieving personnel in every infrastructure, in every position from top to bottom. His choices for these positions were based on Bush loyalty and beliefs over qualifications. One example of many; Frederik M. Burkle was in charge of rehabilitating Iraq's health care system . A physician with a masters degree in public health and postgraduate degrees from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and Berkeley. Burkle was a naval reserve officer with two Bronze Stars and a deputy assistant administrator at U.S. Agency for International Development. He taught at John Hopkins School of Public Health where he specialized in disaster related issues. During the first Gulf War, he provided medical aid to the Kurds. He had worked in Kosovo and Somalia. In the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, he was put in charge of organizing the response to the expected public health crisis in Iraq. A USAID colleague called him the "the single most talented and experienced post-conflict health specialist working for the United States Government" (Imperial Life in the Emerald City).
    A week after Bagdad's liberation he was let go. Must have been that Berkeley degree, huh? His job went to James K. Haveman, a sixty year old social worker. No medical degree. Haverman was well traveled. Most of his trips were in the capacity of Director of International aid, a faith-based relief organization that provided health care while promoting Christianity in the developing world. Prior to government, Haverman ran a large Christian adoption agency that urged pregnant women not to have abortions.
    I am sure everything is just hunky dory over there in Iraq the health care system, as it is in every other area where Bush has made his appointments. This President's appointments are a mirror image of himself, unqualified and incompetent.
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    Easy there Scout....

    Did you not see the rolleyes following my Bush comment?
    I was attempting sarcasm....I agree with your assessment.

    You forgot Paul Bremmer....what a tool...maybe the worst appointment in history.
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    #15 Jersey

    Sorry, missed the rolling of the eyes, my bad.

    Clearly, Bush has made numerous appointments based on faith over qualifications. If this is anti-Christian bigotry, so be it. Let's set up a Democracy in the Middle East, first answer these questions. What are your feelings in Wade vs Roe? Hey, do you to head an emergency disaster agency? What do you know about show horses? How about head of an agency for women's health. Are you a Christian and do you force anal intercourse upon your wife? What's that Mr. gynaecologist, you couldn't find the right crevice? Sadly, I make none of this up. And as the late Kurt Vonnegut would say, 'and so it goes'.
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    No worries Scout

    Unfortunately the damage has been done by our "Faithfull" administrators.
    Too late to save an Iraq now ruled by religious anarchy.
    What a mess
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