So . . . In A Certain Grouping Of People, We Have Pat Robertson, Rush Limbaugh, Keith Olbermann, Danny Glover . . .

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on January 17, 2010

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And Rachel Maddow:

For the record, of course, the Bush Administration never “downgraded” the State Department. I recognize that Rachel Maddow has a vested interest in showing otherwise, but getting a bunch of fellow port-siders to shout “Amen!” to such claims doesn’t really do the trick.

In any event, I am sure that Maddow is delighted to be in the same company as Robertson and Limbaugh–two people she doubtless despises. And make no mistake: She is in that same company.

  • 333maxwell

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4KONFDM2GJTDB5YVKFVIHTEH2M Bruce

    ROFL … port-siders!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4SZNTV3MEY2RHUML7TOB7J52SQ John

    Why exactly is Rush Limbaugh being grouped in with those people?

  • GrrrlRomeo

    If you have record that the Bush Administration never downgraded the State Department, please post it. From what I remember, the State Department was understaffed and under resourced with many positions simply being unfilled because Bush didn't bother to appoint people. If you have record to the contrary, I'd love to see it.

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Thank you for your comment. I am not, of course, required to prove a negative; the onus should be–and is–on those who believe that the Bush Administration did downgrade the State Department. Additionally, the onus is on those who believe that “understaffing” and “underresourcing” was directly tied to “downgrading” rather than to other personnel issues, or perhaps, to the belief that (gasp!) the State Department was overstaffed, and that it would be in its long term interests to cut personnel in order to have a more lean, efficient, and effective operation.

  • GrrrlRomeo

    If you have record that the Bush Administration never downgraded the State Department, please post it. From what I remember, the State Department was understaffed and under resourced with many positions simply being unfilled because Bush didn't bother to appoint people. If you have record to the contrary, I'd love to see it.

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Thank you for your comment. I am not, of course, required to prove a negative; the onus should be–and is–on those who believe that the Bush Administration did downgrade the State Department. Additionally, the onus is on those who believe that “understaffing” and “underresourcing” was directly tied to “downgrading” rather than to other personnel issues, or perhaps, to the belief that (gasp!) the State Department was overstaffed, and that it would be in its long term interests to cut personnel in order to have a more lean, efficient, and effective operation.

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