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The last five administrations resemble revolving door
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The flurry of resignations from
President George Bush's cabinet seems significant, but, compared to past
administrations, is still not all that monumental, a study of data on
LexisNexis has revealed. LexisNexis is a leading provider of legal, news,
business and risk information.
From forced resignations to mass resignations, the leader of the most
powerful nation in the world has historically endured changes in his
leadership team. For instance, in 1841, John Tyler's administration was rocked
by the resignation of all but one cabinet member -- a symbolic protest to his
demanding policies. Then, more than 130 years later, President Jimmy Carter
demanded the resignation of all of his cabinet members, later accepting only
Originally posted by RANT
Add George Tenent to the list. But for "personal reasons"...
And if they can't pin the CIA "leak" on him that Junior is scrambling with
But as for Tenent...
The CIA was about to get raked anyway. Between it's $350,000 a month payrolled LIAR Chalabi ("Without whom this war would not have been fought") and the scandal of the multi-million dollar SECRET WAR the CIA fought with Saddam in the press the year before the "decision" to go to war (HA!).... somebody had to go.
Originally posted by MacMerdin
As far as I know...these were not forced....were not a mass protest (well maybe...but it wasn't all 15 cabinet leaders). So what's up with all these people resigning?
Originally by Rant
Bet you anything you can add Powell to that list after the election (assuming Bush wins).
Originally posted by Tesla
I wonder what jobs Falwell, Jones, and Robertson are getting?
Either a lacking vote of confidence or simply career damage control
Originally posted by keholmes
Imagine 60 something and 70 something old men have just been ratholed for 4 straight years want to go home or move on.....wow that must be pretty unusual. Wait, didn't 7 leave Clintons cabinet before late November after re-election.....didn't Reagan have ~50% of his cabinet leave soon after re-election. Hmmm, every modern-day two termer has had large defections of old men....something must be afoot.
Originally posted by RANT
You're close (not really, but I'm feeling generous). Reagan and Clinton each had 5 actually leave. And what did they know was coming?