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Editorial: Army Times Says VA's Shinseki Must Step Down
The Army Times | Friday, May 16, 2014

Posted on 05/16/2014 11:47:09 AM PDT by kristinn

Army Times is a Gannett property so article can only be posted with headline and link.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: erickshinseki; shinseki; veterans
I agree. Shinseki needs to go.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 11:47:09 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

And Shinseki was one of their own...


2 posted on 05/16/2014 11:51:15 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark

He was always a leftist poseur


3 posted on 05/16/2014 11:52:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kristinn
I wonder what position the Stars and Stripes has taken on the issue, if any.
4 posted on 05/16/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: kristinn
The Under Secretary for Health has just resigned.

0bamugabi won't fire Shin because as long as he's in office he'll take the heat, not Hussein. Think of Shin as an even more hapless version of Sebelius....

5 posted on 05/16/2014 11:56:58 AM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: kristinn

Fox News just announced VA deputy , a Mr. Pretzel , just ‘stepped down ‘


6 posted on 05/16/2014 11:58:38 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: kristinn

He fired an underling just minutes ago. Not him of course, but a flack to keep the wolves from Obama’s door.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 12:01:49 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: LeoWindhorse

“Fox News just announced VA deputy , a Mr. Pretzel , just ‘stepped down ‘ “

Shinseki cannot avoid having to go. But he’s only symbolic of the problem. Replacing him will be like putting in a new IRS Commissioner. Just a different slice from the same turd sandwich. FUBO doesn’t want anyone who will really set about to fix the problem, because it will “reflect badly” on his Admin.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 12:02:48 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: LeoWindhorse

This idiot is the one who yesterday said he didn’t know if falsifying appointment records where someone died was a ‘ dismissable offense’

This entire horror is sad BUT remember Clinton opened up the VA to anyone who served period. even for 2 years and all of that spent in California
But Clinton never increased the budget

Thankfully combat vets do get priority but there aren’t enough medical people to serve everyone

This is a clear view of boamacare


9 posted on 05/16/2014 12:03:36 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: kristinn

Out to be in prison just for making us wear that damn beret.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: chajin

They have not as yet called on him to resign. Nor has VFW. American Legion has. Most are holding fire. Waiting for internal investigations...


11 posted on 05/16/2014 12:07:30 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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12 posted on 05/16/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: clintonh8r

Shinseki was appointed as a middle finger to Bush. Obama firing him would be seen as admitting Bush was right about Shinseki.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: donozark
"They have not as yet called on him to resign. Nor has VFW. American Legion has. Most are holding fire. Waiting for internal investigations..."

I'm not holding fire and I am just a simple retired soldier. RESIGN!!!

14 posted on 05/16/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: kristinn
Obama will never let Shinseki step down.

He doesn't want the spectacle of another Cabinet confirmation hearing going into the mid-term elections.

-PJ

15 posted on 05/16/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: kristinn

We are discussing a culture of corruption that goes all the way to the top.

This is all symbolic, a dog and pony show. When the entire leg is gangrenous, removing the baby toe is of no practical value other than to say “there, we’ve done something”.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: kristinn

Prediction: Private Bradley/Chelsea Manning will take his place.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 12:26:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone here suggested the other day that Kathleen Sebilius would replace Shinseki.

Not sure who would want the job.

18 posted on 05/16/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark
[Stars and Stripes] not as yet called on him to resign. Nor has VFW. American Legion has. Most are holding fire. Waiting for internal investigations...

That is the prudent course, I think. OTOH, if Shinseki were to follow his Japanese ancestry rather than his American individuality, he would already have resigned to take responsibility for the situation.

19 posted on 05/16/2014 1:36:01 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: donozark
Not sure who would want the job.

Given the present CinC, no one. Given a more receptive-to-the-military CinC, any hard-nosed turnaround-CEO-type would do. I would suggest Steve Forbes (except for his age) or Alan Mulally.

20 posted on 05/16/2014 1:40:33 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin

Kathy Sebelius is available....


21 posted on 05/16/2014 1:41:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: chajin

“Internal investigation” is DC-speak for whitewash.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 1:41:38 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: kristinn

Sort of, but not exactly. Shin was appointed to reward him for giving Bush the finger over Iraq war strategy. As far as I know, Bush never gave an opinion of Shin (too classy for that), so firing him wouldn’t exactly prove Bush “right”, but I get your point. Shin is “one of us” as far as the left is concerned, and therefore must be protected....until he’s no longer useful, that is.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 3:40:51 PM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: kristinn
In many respects, to walk into many VA centers today is to walk into the 1950s, as staffers push paper amid crowded waiting rooms and facilities in disrepair.

VA essentially has become a stodgy federal jobs program...

Shameful.

24 posted on 05/16/2014 9:37:51 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: struwwelpeter

I agree. I was pretty upset when they made me replace my cool BDU caps with a piece of black wool. The berets were worse than worthless as a piece of gear.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 3:42:32 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: chajin

Unless things have changed, Stars and Stripes doesn’t have editorial positions. Their op-ed page is just a mix of syndicated columnists and articles from various sources.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 12:25:44 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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