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Secret Service Director is OUT

 
 
Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2014 02:50 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/politics/secret-service-director-resigns/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Chalk up another short disastrous reign of a female in a leadership position, as well as another poor choice from The Professor. In this case he did it to himself, he went looking for a woman who would take the job rather than the best person for the job. Identity politics works at the ballot box because Amercians are stupid, but running government requires skills. Obama can only justify his rainbow selection of government leaders because he does not care much about good government, he is always the politician, never the leader.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2014 09:34 pm
@hawkeye10,
I see that I am not the only one thinking along these lines. I did not see this till just now

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Some of the male panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" wondered Wednesday whether Secret Service director Julia Pierson hadn't been dismissed over recent revelations of serious security lapses because of her gender.

Panelist Donny Deutsch, acknowledging that he wasn't exactly taking a "delicate" approach to the subject, said that promoting women into positions of authority shouldn't be prioritized over competence.

"We need to be careful that we are never, ever throwing the baby out with the bath water as far as the best person always has to get the job," he said. "As we kind of go through her resume, you go 'Obviously, coming off the prostitute scandal, okay, yeah, women on top makes sense, good for the brand, if you will.' But the brand doesn’t work if it’s not competent."

"In positions of national security, quota second, competency first," he added

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/morning-joe-politically-correct-secret-service
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2014 11:15 pm
And you think kicking out the top man/woman is going to fix a problem that has become rampant in not only that branch of government but in all branches. Its just a political move to get congress off their ass and dosent cure a damn thing.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2014 11:49 pm
@RABEL222,
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going to fix a problem that has become rampant in not only that branch of government but in all branches.


What would that problem be? In my opinion it is low morale and a decline in standards.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 2 Oct, 2014 10:20 pm
@hawkeye10,
Their job is to protect the President. Not drink on the job until they cant stand up. Nor is it to support prostitutes. I agree with the part of your post about a decline in standards. Low morale is a crock of shyt. They are paid a very good wage.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 2 Oct, 2014 10:58 pm
@RABEL222,
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Low morale is a crock of shyt. They are paid a very good wage.


how old are you? If you are over 25 you should know that pay is only a small part of morale.

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J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said federal employees have been the target of attacks for more than four years that have required them to contribute more to their pensions and endure furloughs.

“They are sick and tired of simultaneously being Congress’ and the administration’s punching bag and ATM,” he said.


http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20140506/MGMT02/305060013/Agencies-continue-struggle-low-morale

He could have added being sick of not being valued by a huge chunk of the American people
oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 3 Oct, 2014 11:13 pm
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Pierson also rejected an internal study’s recommendations that the White House have a total of about 100 countersurveillance officers to patrol the perimeter of the complex. She suggested cutting the recommended number by a third. And Pierson had agreed to shrink key units in the agency, including the number of officers from the uniformed division who guard the White House complex.

In her 18 months in charge, Pierson also became the subject of derision among some lower-level agents for accommodating the White House staff’s wishes for less-cumbersome security over the warnings of her tactical teams.

In the spring, Pierson was irate at what she considered the excessive security measures her team had planned for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which Obama hosted this summer, demanding that it dismantle extra layers of fencing and reopen closed streets, according to two agency supervisors. Supervisors who had mapped out the security plan said they were taken aback when Pierson, who worked during high school at Walt Disney World as a costumed character and park attendant, said: “We need to be more like Disney World. We need to be more friendly, inviting.”

“I respect Pierson’s service, but she hasn’t been on a protective mission in two decades,” said one supervisor who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “She doesn’t know anything about security planning in a post-9/11 world.”

On a presidential trip this past spring to the Netherlands, Pierson told several counterassault team members stationed at posts in the president’s hotel to move to more remote locations and put their weapons in bags, causing the sharpshooters to worry that their reaction time would be hampered in an emergency.

And this week, Pierson personally ordered that a downtown Washington street be left open near a hotel where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was staying. Secret Service teams have insisted on the closure for years because Netanyahu is considered one of the most sought-after international targets.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pierson-failed-to-provide-fresh-start-for-secret-service-that-administration-wanted/2014/10/01/51a642a2-49a8-11e4-891d-713f052086a0_story.html
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 3 Oct, 2014 11:16 pm
@hawkeye10,
I am probably a hell of a lot older than you. And I graduated from kindergarten last year. How about you?
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