[Homestead] Impeachment & other nonsense
lurine at softcom.net
Tue Jun 10 12:51:28 EDT 2008
I did grant planning. I never made a whole bunch of effort to get to know
the folks on the committees that key in my quest. I knew every single
secretary by name and every single admin. asst. and every single top aide!
I got every single grant funded with the smallest being $300,000 for one
The non-political, non-appointed folks are the folks with the real power!
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob ford" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> People who have never worked for a an elected federal
> official have no idea of the power of the unelected
> staff. They never go away. When Senator Kennedy
> leaves office, for example, if one of his senior aides
> goes to work for a freshman representative, that
> staffer,immediately, will demonstrate more defacto
> power than the elected official for whom the staffer
> works. The non-elected beauracrats form the fluid
> pathways between the elected officials and the
> politically and economically advantaged.
> The common adage for this simple idea is "throw the
> bums out". But, you must me willing to throw out
> *all* of them, even *your* bum and to work to throw
> out your favorite "bums".
> The point is not to instill fear in the elected
> officials, the point is to remove *advantage* from the
> powerful outside interests.
> The elected representatives, while still having to
> address the grievances of interest groups would no
> longer have to fear or depend on them. People, in
> general, have no idea of the power of groups such as
> AIPAC, AARP, NEA etc.
> The next step would be to make sure the Moveon sized
> group didn't become a power in and of itself.
> This idea is simple, not new; but still revolutionary.
> It has never been done
> I probably did a poor job of explaining its
> Do i think it will occur? No. Because it goes
> against short term *advantage* for any group large
> enough to start such a movement.
> Like monkeys, we are primates who will not give up to
> a weaker group of monkeys, a good fruit grove on which
> to feed today , even with the knowledge that we could
> have a much better grove tomorrow.
> ....hanging by my tail in my coconut tree, hoping
> Tarzan is out of town and Jane wants to go for a
> --- paxamicus at earthlink.net wrote:
>> > But changing the system in D.C.; as difficult and
>> > revolutionary as it might appear; I repeat: is
>> Another thing I'd like to hear more about if you
>> have the time,
>> please. : )
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