On The Dumb Pills Again

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:55 EDT
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Yes, Politico, choosing current elected officials for roles in a new administration may result in people they know being appointed to their vacant seats.

The solution, obviously, is to appoint orphans to everything.

UPDATE: To be clear, the issue isn’t that nepotism and dynastic tendencies are actually good things. It’s that any administration is going to choose people who have family members, many of whom will have political aspirations. If our criteria for choosing executive officers must rest on people who have no relatives who could at some point theoretically be appointed to their seats, then we’ve just drafted the Oliver Twist Full Employment Act of 2008.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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