Speaker for the Diodes - August 28th, 2007

Aug. 28th, 2007

05:28 am - QotD

"One [..] conservative fundamental is that the progressive notion of staffing government with disinterested experts is neither desirable or possible. They speak of agencies being 'captured' by the 'public interest' community -- a crowd they consider political cronies in themselves, mere apparatchiks of some nefarious 'liberal' machine. It is a core conservative principle: if one is not an active conservative, then only alternative is that you are a liberal. Thus believing an expert civil service and a phalanx of Republican hacks equally cronyful, they don't know any other way than to staff a government with Albaughs and Michael Browns. It's literally an ontological impossibility for them. -- Rick Perlstein "Katrina: How George Bush(es) destroyed FEMA", 2007-08-23

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