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Obama picks REI executive Sally Jewell to lead Interior Department
LA Times ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey

Posted on 02/06/2013 8:06:08 AM PST by bgill

Jewell has served as the outdoor retailer's CEO since 2005. She started her career as a petroleum engineer working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Colorado for Mobil Oil Corp. She then moved to the banking industry, before joining the REI board in 1996 and becoming chief operations officer four years later.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: interiordepartment; rei; sallyjewel
Big whoopy do. The WH is touting her as the woman appointee. How about stop the race and gender games and pick the person who will do the greatest good.
1 posted on 02/06/2013 8:06:18 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Without knowing any more about her, I make these observations.

- She’s another woman wanting to be a man. Look at the photo.

- She worked in the oil industry before becoming CEO of REI which has a cult environmentalist following.

- I see more land grabs coming as a result of her environmental coming out after working in oil.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 8:12:36 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: bgill
OK, color me suspicious.

REI is a good place to buy gee-whiz hiking and camping equipment, but it is run and frequented by touchy-feely, hippy types that believe that the outdoors is to be hiked (or paddled) through and looked at but not touched. It's all very pricey and catering to the upper middle class (they're known around here as Really Expensive Items).

I think of them as the opposite of Cabela's and Bass Pro, which are geared more towards the average shopper and acknowledge the existence of hunting and fishing and that not everybody can be a "low impact camper".

I shop at both REI and Bass Pro, but my sympathies are entirely with the Bass Pro Nation.

3 posted on 02/06/2013 8:13:07 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: bgill

Worked for REI in 1990, hated it.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 8:14:20 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: bgill
She started her career as a petroleum engineer working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Colorado for Mobil Oil Corp. She then moved to the banking industry, before joining the REI board in 1996 and becoming chief operations officer four years later.

Translation: She must have really sucked as a Petroleum Engineer. Which is of course why she'll be put in charge of regulating drilling and fracking.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 8:21:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AlmaKing

I haven’t checked yet but I bet she went to either Harvard or Yale.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 8:22:13 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: AlmaKing
- She’s another woman wanting to be a man. Look at the photo.

Bow-wow....grrrrr!

7 posted on 02/06/2013 8:25:14 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: bgill
Not that anyone would expect anything else from an 0bama nominee:

Born outside of the USA.
Loves high taxes except the ones she has to pay.
Rabid environmentalist.
Globalist.>

8 posted on 02/06/2013 8:40:16 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: raybbr
She was born in England. Her father brought the family to the US when she was 3 to take a teaching fellowship at the University of Washington Medical School. It looks like her post-secondary education was all at UW.

She would not be the first female Secretary of the Interior--GWB picked Gale Norton.

9 posted on 02/06/2013 8:41:42 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: bgill

At least this official has signed paychecks on the front.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 8:49:04 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: AlmaKing

Looks like Big Sis will have someone to pal around with in D.C. along with Sotomayer and Kagan.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 8:49:40 AM PST by surrey
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To: T-Bird45

When you make fun of an opponent’s appearance you sink to the level of DumpsterUnderground.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 8:54:52 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: bgill

Interesting choice. Comments on her looks seem way out of line. She is married with children.
Her political connections and views are another issue. She apparently served on some boards with George Mitchell, Madeline Albrecht and Colin Powell. What makes me nervous is her views on how to educate more qualified folks:
“One possibility is to charge higher tuition in fields like engineering where you have high potential for earnings and it costs more to educate you.”
This makes little economic sense and is likely to increase the numbers of folks who can do nothing but look for the government to provide them jobs.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 9:18:02 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: bgill

Interesting choice. Comments on her looks seem way out of line. She is married with children.
Her political connections and views are another issue. She apparently served on some boards with George Mitchell, Madeline Albrecht and Colin Powell. What makes me nervous is her views on how to educate more qualified folks:
“One possibility is to charge higher tuition in fields like engineering where you have high potential for earnings and it costs more to educate you.”
This makes little economic sense and is likely to increase the numbers of folks who can do nothing but look for the government to provide them jobs.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 9:18:24 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: AlmaKing

- She’s another woman wanting to be a man. Look at the photo.

You mean that’s NOT a man?


15 posted on 02/06/2013 9:18:41 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: AlmaKing

Another observation

I have this basic theory that you can spot a bleeding heart liberal womyn by the dangling earrings (always a bit tacky ones too). They always wear them. Her photo did not break my theory.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 9:29:51 AM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: T-Bird45

Bow-wow....grrrrr!

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She make Janet Napolitano look pretty.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 9:36:34 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: bgill

REI in Reno gave away camping equipment to the %99 percenter bumbs.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 11:06:55 AM PST by Dogbert41
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“In engineering school, I worked for General Electric for a total of 18 months over a period of three years. It was a good time for engineers. I had 15 offers for jobs coming out of school and ended up working for Mobil. I came back in 1981 to work for Rainier Bank as an oil and gas expert because I loved Seattle. Oil and gas isn’t found in the most pleasant places in the world and, being a woman, there were things I had to put up with that would be considered illegal now, and it just became tiresome. I also wanted to raise my children around grandparents.”

Anyone who loves Seattle is NOT someone I want running public lands in the western USA! If anything, Seattle is left of San Francisco.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 11:16:53 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: raybbr

Nope. But this might not be the job she imagined.

Her philosophy on leadership is “transparency and openness and listening and that nobody lets their position go their head,” Jewell said.

“It’s not one person’s vision,” she said. “It’s a team.”

http://seattletimes.com/html/outdoors/2002216426_rei23.html

Can’t see her lasting long in this admin.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 12:52:20 PM PST by WCH
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She’s right up their alley:

She’s a fouder of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

“The Greenway as it is today was first envisioned in 1990, when a group of citizens hiked from the Cascade Crest alongside Interstate 90, through the forest all the way. The Seattle region was on the verge of a significant economic boom, and unchecked sprawl threatened much of the region.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountains_to_Sound_Greenway_Trust


21 posted on 02/06/2013 2:42:59 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: bgill

Her “qualifications” make no matter.
She was picked by obama.
Birds of a feather working here.

Look at all the other human vermin that obama has picked and show me one that does not hate this country and it’s people.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 6:08:35 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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