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  •  Hi, Syria! Gawd, that's embarrassing. (2+ / 0-)
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    What kind of rinky-dink banana republic are we running here?

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Sat May 11, 2013 at 11:22:44 AM PDT

    •  the Pritzker kind... (1+ / 0-)
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      The kind of rinky-dink banana republic where billionaire heiresses get named to high government posts despite a complete lack of qualifications (other than fundraising prowess).

      •  Fundraising prowess IS the qualification... (0+ / 0-)

        for Commerce. The Secretary of Commerce travels around the world trying to convince rich people to put their money where we want them to.

        It's not like Defense or State or Labor, where the Secretary runs the department. It's a big fundraising job, and has been for ages.

        Art is the handmaid of human good.

        by joe from Lowell on Sat May 11, 2013 at 01:19:52 PM PDT

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        •  No, that's wrong... (0+ / 0-)

          No, the Secretary of Commerce is paid by the taxpayers to run the department (I believe there are about 35,000 employees) in fufilment of its statutory duties.

          That both Dem and Rep presidents have used the post to reward fundraising ability amongst their own little cliques is a sad commentary on our politics. We need a little Hope & Change at DoC!

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