Preston sends us this video in which the media notices what we’ve all known and been complaining about for years – that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs isn’t living up to it’s name;
At NBC, they quote Paul Reickhoff and Republican Jeff Miller as they call for president Obama to get personally involved in the process. My question is this; what in Obama’s past makes them think that 1) he’s at all interested in veterans, and 2) he can do anything to clear the logjam.
They need someone with a history of successful personnel management to kick some ass at the Veterans’ Affairs Department. Shinseki was a failure as a general, and there was no indication that he’d be successful at this job, and I’d remind Reickhoff that he was emoting in his jeans about Shinseki’s appointment initially, while we warned that he was a walking abortion. Everyday, this situation gets worse and the longer veterans wait to get into the system, the more veterans are lost.