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bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 6, 2013 - 09:09am PT
barry's nominee?

prez and ceo of rei, former banker, former engineer for mobil oil!!!

personally, i think she's an ideal nominee: her executive experience will help her run the bureaucracy; her banking experience will help her manage the dept's finances; her oil experience will help her appreciate the need for thoughtful land management, but...


big biz, big banking, big oil!!!


doesn't this make her the trifecta of lib scorn?


or will libs give barry another pass?

dirtbag

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 09:14am PT
zzzzz...


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 09:16am PT
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100423961

Hmmm...don't care.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 6, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Maybe she'll help open our National Parks to more Americans rather than lock them up as scientific relics fenced off to visitors.
crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 11:31am PT
bookworm = wingnut troll
weezy

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 11:35am PT
her banking experience will help her manage the dept's finances

"honey, let's see if the registered sex offender can watch the kids tomorrow."
giegs

climber
Tardistan
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
I'm glad to have Salazar on the way out, but we'll see where this leads. The gossip machines are running full speed ahead at the moment.
QITNL

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
I know they probably all look the same to you, so I'd be happy to give you a hand sorting them out. It's time to play:

BARRY or BARACK?

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6)


Answers:

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We can work on this as long as you like. I'm sure you can get it right.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
most environmentalists weren't happy with salazar, either. he was former rancher.

i'm guessing this choice partly reflects an intention to start making some administrative movement toward cap & trade. cap & trade and most of its component parts will never get past the current House, but there are a variety of administrative things that can get done as ground prep.



Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Bookworm - I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the world is actually not black and white.

Sorry man. You really need to get out of your little world sometime.


In 2011, Falls Church was named the richest county in the United States with median annual household income of $113,313.
giegs

climber
Tardistan
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
I'm most interested in where she takes this:

21st Century Conservation Service Corps
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Bookworm's troll exhibits the conservative challenge: They have a concept of who Obama is, based upon their ideological rants. Then when he does something that is not in line with that, they are flabbergasted.

They NEVER consider that their concept is flawed.

Right now, they are asking why a foreign-born muslim would appoint such a woman.

In reality, this choice is remarkable.

She is definitely an "industry"-type person, but her work at REI places her in a unique position, that I don't remember the US having in that position. Aside from all the core competencies, she is undoubtedly a conservationist, and a champion from access.

I suspect her hearings will be interesting.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
WA Post comments:

She's a socialist, because she's been a CEO of a commercial company, and has worked for Big Oil. She's a plant, who has been tunneling inside the capitalistic system for years, which should be obvious, since there's absolutely no evidence to show her socialist connections.

This, of course, merely proves that she's a clever socialist.

Seems like a good choice. Expect a filibuster.

I surprised that goobs are posting here. I thought they were only worried about the First Ladies posterior not the department of interior.

HE BETTER NOT NOMINATE HER! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS! PLENTY OF NATURAL BORN CITIZENS THAT CAN DO THIS JOB! TRAITOR!

Yep, CEO of Dad's privately held company. Surprise. Does appear qualified to run her Dad's company. She loves the outdoors, hiking, rafting, basically the resume of a Conservationist. So I am assuming there will be big stops in any drilling, mining, logging, or building of houses or roads on any Federal lands.

Again, Jewell's dad was an anesthesiologist. The fact that he was an REI member doesn't make it "her Dad's company." Where do people get this nonsense?

But I still don't get it (and I'm way liberal). Wouldn't someone with gov't management experience
and political skills be more appropriate?

Amazing how the neocons were behind Romney because of his "business experience" including a stint as an investment banker. But now that the President nominates someone with that same background, they want to ride her out of town on a rail. And the GOP can't figure out why they lost the last election? Could it be because they've become the party of sexism and racism?

Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
In 2011, Falls Church was named the richest county in the United States with median annual household income of $113,313.

Fairfax county is one of the wealthiest in the country because of ... the federal government! ... in particular the fat salaries of the beltway bandits in the defense and "intelligence" industries.

But "conservatives" want smaller government!

Bookworm, I just installed Turbo Tax and started my 1040...looks like I'll be sending a check your way. Gotta maintain those real estate values in your neighborhood.

Please tell us again about the "makers" and the "takers" ...
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
It sure didn't take long for this thread to turn into ad hominum attacks on Bookworm. I agree with your premise, Bookworm; it will be interesting to see who raises what concerns about this appointment. To me, it looks like someone with enough knowledge and experience to have a decent shot at running the Department. That means, of course, that from my vantage point, the President did a good job on this pick.

John
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
John,

Please read the last two lines of bookworm's OP:

doesn't this make her the trifecta of lib scorn?


or will libs give barry another pass?
John M

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
t sure didn't take long for this thread to turn into ad hominum attacks on Bookworm.

Um... he started with attacks on Liberals. Or did you just ignore that? He makes a very simplistic statement as though it is true and then derides liberals for believing it.

Come on John..

Edit: Dave beat me to it.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
I always get a chuckle when Republicans complain about Obama acting like a Republican.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Maybe she'll help open our National Parks to more Americans rather than lock them up as scientific relics fenced off to visitors.

I'm personally still pulling for replacing the cables with twin escalators and putting a McDonalds and Starbucks on top of Half Dome. Share the wealth...
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
OK, I see your point, John and Dave. I interpreted those last two sentences differently, i.e. to mean that it would be interesting to see how liberals react to this appointment. Upon reflection, your reading would be the first thing I would think, too, if I were looking at things from a perspective farther to the left.

And Gary, I don't think any Republicans on this thread are griping about this appointment. Unless I misread Bookworm some more (certainly possible, given my rather insensitive reading of the last two sentences), he seems to be supporting the nomination,as did I.

John
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