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A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA
New York Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | Andrew C. Revkin

Posted on 02/08/2006 8:33:55 AM PST by MurryMom

George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said.

Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his résumé on file at the agency asserted.

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Another resume-padding Republican hits the dust.
1 posted on 02/08/2006 8:33:57 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: MurryMom

So what.

BFD.

WGASA?


2 posted on 02/08/2006 8:35:57 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (<a hrefhref="http://www.washingtonpost.com/">Tasteless Unpatriotic Rag</a>)
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To: MurryMom

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1574330/posts


3 posted on 02/08/2006 8:36:10 AM PST by orionblamblam (A furore Normannorum libra nos, Domine)
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To: MurryMom

That's a heck of a vetting process we have going on at the moment. We nominate Ms Smith off the street for the Supreme Court and appoint lying college drop-outs for heading up positions in NASA. Whoever came up with the vetting process for nominations and appointees needs to be fired and replaced with someone who actually does more than 5 minutes of research and investigating before advising the President.


4 posted on 02/08/2006 8:37:28 AM PST by NJ_gent (Modernman should not have been banned.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

> So what.

The "so what" is that an uneducated, anti-science goober was put in a position of authority at an agency that is based on hard science.


5 posted on 02/08/2006 8:38:20 AM PST by orionblamblam (A furore Normannorum libra nos, Domine)
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To: MurryMom

He probably subscribes to the "theory" that learning penetrates his thick skull by divine will, therefore no effort on his part is necessary.


6 posted on 02/08/2006 8:38:51 AM PST by oblomov (Join the FR Folding@Home Team (#36120) keyword: folding@home)
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To: MurryMom

Do you think he'll get 3 bogus purple hearts for it?


7 posted on 02/08/2006 8:39:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: MurryMom
told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang

Double so what.

8 posted on 02/08/2006 8:39:59 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Hindsight is not wisdom.)
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To: orionblamblam

His "position of authority" was enforcing the generally-accepted AP Style manual - big whoop.


9 posted on 02/08/2006 8:40:49 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: oblomov

I didn't realize that the Big Bang had graduated from theory to scientific fact.


10 posted on 02/08/2006 8:41:54 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Hindsight is not wisdom.)
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To: MurryMom
Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas
A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his
résumé on file at the agency asserted.


As the GEICO Neanderthal would say:
"Next time, do a little research."
11 posted on 02/08/2006 8:42:05 AM PST by VOA
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To: clawrence3

> His "position of authority" was enforcing the generally-accepted AP Style manual

No, it was in *lying* about the facts.


12 posted on 02/08/2006 8:42:44 AM PST by orionblamblam (A furore Normannorum libra nos, Domine)
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To: clawrence3

Check the keywords. This story is DU fodder, nothing more.


13 posted on 02/08/2006 8:42:46 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Hindsight is not wisdom.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Did so decades ago with Ed Hubbles research.


14 posted on 02/08/2006 8:43:39 AM PST by orionblamblam (A furore Normannorum libra nos, Domine)
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To: NJ_gent

Yes, and maybe the President should think for more than 5 seconds before appointing the people who make recommend these Republican Party activist college dropouts for prominent positions in NASA and other government agencies.


15 posted on 02/08/2006 8:44:01 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: MurryMom
Another resume-padding Republican hits the dust.

At least we get rid of ours; you try to elect yours president.

16 posted on 02/08/2006 8:44:43 AM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: MurryMom

Any time you're in a position to hire someone, it takes just a few minutes to confirm the applicant's education. Just call the registrar of wherever he said he went. Done and done.


17 posted on 02/08/2006 8:44:51 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

It never will, unless you can observe it (ie, create a universe).....

Much evidence has been found in support of it, though.... not to say the case is closed....

Of course, relativity isn't fact, either, by the same standards.


18 posted on 02/08/2006 8:45:03 AM PST by eraser2005
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To: MurryMom

Please show us any evidence that the President even knew about this kid's position.


19 posted on 02/08/2006 8:45:48 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: MurryMom

Hey I didn't graduate from A&M either - I wonder if I could get this job???

I like a big bang now and then even if it is in theory.


20 posted on 02/08/2006 8:46:01 AM PST by kentj
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To: MurryMom
Another resume-padding Republican hits the dust.

And good riddance to him

God knows the democRATs don't have any of those.

21 posted on 02/08/2006 8:46:04 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

> This story is DU fodder...


Perhaps, but it's also Freeper-fodder. Or would you suggest that we sweep under the rug instances of incompetance or fraud if the person in question is a Republican?

We're better than that. We should not be like the Dems who'll lie, cheat and slander in order to protect their liars, cheaters and slanderers.


22 posted on 02/08/2006 8:46:16 AM PST by orionblamblam (A furore Normannorum libra nos, Domine)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Fedgov has been cracking down on false resumes and fake degrees. They should've known better than to appoint this guy.


23 posted on 02/08/2006 8:46:18 AM PST by stainlessbanner (^W^)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thanks for the heads up.


24 posted on 02/08/2006 8:46:36 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: Howlin

SNORRFLE!~


25 posted on 02/08/2006 8:46:56 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: MurryMom
Speaking of resume padding, Dems claiming to be Americans!

LOL, now that is a true whopper!
26 posted on 02/08/2006 8:47:35 AM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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To: MurryMom
Yes, and maybe the President should think for more than 5 seconds before appointing the people who make recommend these Republican Party activist college dropouts for prominent positions in NASA and other government agencies

Or maybe President Bush should be like your(NurryMom's) hero bill clinton and protect sycophant charlatans with false statments such as, "I'm here to do the work of the American people", while he gets a blowjob from some floosy under the Oval Office desk.

28 posted on 02/08/2006 8:48:45 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: MurryMom
Yes, and maybe the President should think for more than 5 seconds before appointing the people who make recommend these Republican Party activist college dropouts for prominent positions in NASA and other government agencies.

You liberals are so cute. You actually believe that the President himself selects the people like this guy – a writer/editor in public affairs office – for these positions.

Your grasp on the real world is so tenuous. Such naiveté is a little sweet, but it's mostly sad.

29 posted on 02/08/2006 8:50:20 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NJ_gent

Did you hear about the MA gubernatorial candidate's little faux pas last week?

His pick for a running mate had defaulted on something like $40k in student loans, hadn't paid state taxes in years, and couldn't even get her car registerred because of failure to pay excise taxes.

It took the Boston Herald about a day to get that info together.


30 posted on 02/08/2006 8:50:57 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I didn't realize that the Big Bang had graduated from theory to scientific fact.

It's actually just an alternate "Creation" theory. In my view as much faith is needed to believe it as for a literal belief in Genesis.

31 posted on 02/08/2006 8:51:12 AM PST by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: MurryMom

Oh yeah MM, every dem appointed position is pristine clean too. This guy was probably a plant by Hurricane Dean to make the President look bad:)


32 posted on 02/08/2006 8:51:49 AM PST by PLOM...NOT!
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To: Howlin; MurryMom
I have come to the conclusion that liberal democrats such as MurryMom are sadists.

They love the factual punishment thrown at them and come back for more.

33 posted on 02/08/2006 8:53:30 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: eraser2005
It never will, unless you can observe it

So then, there should be not problem with calling it a "theory". Since that's exactly what it is.

35 posted on 02/08/2006 8:55:05 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Hindsight is not wisdom.)
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To: NJ_gent
"Whoever came up with the vetting process for nominations and appointees needs to be fired and replaced with someone who actually does more than 5 minutes of research and investigating..."

Maybe the person in charge of the vetting process should be investigated to see if they used false credentials to get into their position too.

1ofManyFRee

36 posted on 02/08/2006 8:55:15 AM PST by 1ofmanyfree ("Funny thing about time, it heals all wounds ...and it wounds all heels.")
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To: MurryMom
Yes, and maybe the President should think for more than 5 seconds before appointing the people who make recommend these Republican Party activist college dropouts for prominent positions in NASA and other government agencies.

Wow! You actually returned to one of your posts. Must be a slow day in liberal heaven.

37 posted on 02/08/2006 8:56:37 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: MurryMom

Well, you've finally won me over. I'm changing my registration right away.

Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied! Bush lied!

Did I get it right? Can I register at DU now?


38 posted on 02/08/2006 8:57:44 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Dane

I was just thinking that a minute ago.

I was also trying to imagine how miserable her life must be, not to mention how horrific the lives of the people around her must be!


39 posted on 02/08/2006 8:59:23 AM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: pec

What specific "expertise" are you requesting of junior public affairs officers?


40 posted on 02/08/2006 8:59:24 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: MurryMom
Just a couple of weeks ago, new governor Jon Corzine appointed Wacky Zulima Farber as the New Jersey’s new Attorney General. As Attorney General, it will be her job to ensure that the laws of the state are strictly enforced.

Corzine picked Zulima in spite of the knowledge that she has a dozen traffic tickets, three suspensions of her license and even two warrants for her arrest for disregarding the tickets on her record.

But that sort of crap is normal for Democrats. Zulima is currently happily ensconced in her new plush Trenton offices, making sure the laws are enforced.

41 posted on 02/08/2006 9:00:10 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Why is she still here? Batting practice?


42 posted on 02/08/2006 9:00:36 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Hindsight is not wisdom.)
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I see you are back from your time out. Is your nose out of joint from standing so long in the corner?

At least he was not running for President:

During the campaign, Gore had to respond to numerous allegations that he "padded" his resume by implying in campaign materials that he served in combat in Vietnam when in fact he had been a reporter for the Army's 20th Engineer Brigade. He was also criticized for claiming -- in error -- that his work with an investigative newspaper had resulted in indictments and imprisonment of several Nashville city officials.

Source

Or a Chinese spy:

"A glimpse at the background of Yah Lin 'Charlie' Trie reveals that the Taiwanese immigrant worked at his Chinese restaurant in Little Rock, Ark., before opening a small consulting office in Beijing in late 1992 when his friend of 13 years, Bill Clinton, was elected President. "But his resume became much grander after a major make-over by the Clinton administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In papers prepared by the agency, Trie became an authority on international trade relations and a key player in building economic bridges between the United States and Asia.

"Trie possesses 'special expertise' and 'substantial knowledge and/or experience' on U.S. barriers to Asia markets, one USTR document declared. His participation on a White House advisory panel on trade with Pacific nations was proclaimed 'essential to the United States.' "A certain amount of puffery is not uncommon in Washington, particularly for political appointments made to myriad boards and study groups created to explore policy issues. However, newly available records obtained by The Times show that the White House went to extraordinary lengths to promote and place Trie, now a central figure in federal and congressional probes into allegations of espionage and illegal fundraising, on the Presidential Commission on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy.

"To give Trie the position, according to e-mail messages, Clinton signed an executive order in January 1996, expanding the membership of the commission, which was already full. Then Trie was able to serve even though U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky refused to sign a required waiver discounting any problem with potential conflicts of interest, according to government memos marked 'highly confidential.'

Source

43 posted on 02/08/2006 9:01:13 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Fresh Wind
Did I get it right? Can I register at DU now?

Why would you do that unless you're bulemic and need a trigger? ;)

44 posted on 02/08/2006 9:01:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: MurryMom
So what. Deutsch doesn't have a journalistic degree, but look what is written in the NYTimes article:

... Mr. Deutsch played a small but significant role in an intensifying effort at the agency to exert political control over the flow of information to the public

Yes, they stick it to Bush.

45 posted on 02/08/2006 9:01:29 AM PST by ConvictHitlery
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To: MurryMom

Lying about one's education is indeed cheap and tawdry, and merits dismissal. My only complaint is that these things don't get the same press exposure when a Democrat is involved. For example, how much coverage has the NYT given to the Democratic Party operatives in Milwaukee who slashed the tires of Republican election workers on the eve of the 2004 elections? Then there are major liberal columnists such as Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd have repeatedly been caught in flat-out lies, not just partisan spin, and do so with impunity. Indeed, they win awards.


46 posted on 02/08/2006 9:02:35 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: pec
It was a low level writer/editor job in the public affairs office.

He padded his resume and was forced to resign when found out.

I really don't see some fundamental breakdown in the system that needs to be addressed over this rather commonplace non-event.

47 posted on 02/08/2006 9:02:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

And, neither did they during the Clinton Administration.


48 posted on 02/08/2006 9:03:53 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: MurryMom

Bump for later.. maybe misinformation from NYT.. checking A&M Archives..


49 posted on 02/08/2006 9:04:26 AM PST by mnehring (Perry 06- It's better than a hippie in a cowboy hat or a commie with blue hair.)
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To: dead

Don't bother a skank like Murrymom with facts. For her, rape is fine as long as it's a Dem doing the raping. She has no self-respect.


50 posted on 02/08/2006 9:05:51 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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