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Old 06-14-2018, 08:26 AM
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National review says Scott Pruitt should quit at EPA

Amazed he has lasted this long. He is way worse than Price at HHS.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/...should-resign/

Wonder how many others will officially call for his head. His replacement will push the same ideas so it does not matter much if he goes.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:37 AM
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Doesn't matter. The Donald Cult will cheer his every move if he stays in his job, and will just as vigorously cheer if Donald tells him it's time to go. Since the Republican Party has joined the cult, they will not act on him but rather put his fate in the hands of the Dear Leader.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:42 AM
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To be fair, he's done wonders for conservation efforts of endangered sharks, and incidentally also been a great boon for the head-mounted friiggin' laser beams industry.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:44 AM
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There comes a point at which someone becomes an unnecessary, lingering distraction. Pruitt might be getting to that point. But that doesn't change the fact that this administration is rife with corruption and will probably replace Pruitt with someone just as bad.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:56 AM
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There is almost an argument to be made that if he is spending his time being a corrupt knucklehead, that is less time he is spending causing death and destruction by raping a pillaging the environment.

Almost.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:07 AM
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There comes a point at which someone becomes an unnecessary, lingering distraction. Pruitt might be getting to that point. But that doesn't change the fact that this administration is rife with corruption and will probably replace Pruitt with someone just as bad.
They are just going to keep his coal lobbyist deputy running the show, and having approved him once the senate is likely to approve him again if the administration ever gets around to that step.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:01 AM
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I hate DeVos more, but Pruitt is amazing. Out of curiosity, who was the last cabinet member as obviously corrupt as Pruitt?
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:10 AM
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There comes a point at which someone becomes an unnecessary, lingering distraction. Pruitt might be getting to that point. But that doesn't change the fact that this administration is rife with corruption and will probably replace Pruitt with someone just as bad.
Yes, the one good thing about Trump and his Cabinet is their utter incompetence. Can you imagine how much more horrible it would be if we had an Administration as evil as this one, but also smart?

The sheer venality of Pruitt et al would turn even right-wingers against the present GOP ... if they had the gumption to crawl outside their bubble and read about him.

I hope to hear what the Board's Republicans think of Pruitt. Is "Too venal even for National Review" now a badge of honor?
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:43 PM
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There comes a point at which someone becomes an unnecessary, lingering distraction. Pruitt might be getting to that point. But that doesn't change the fact that this administration is rife with corruption and will probably replace Pruitt with someone just as bad.
Yes, but most administrations don't want distractions from their other activities.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:03 PM
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I hate DeVos more, but Pruitt is amazing. Out of curiosity, who was the last cabinet member as obviously corrupt as Pruitt?
The first answer that came to mind was Albert B. Fall (Harding's Secretary of the Interior, notorious for the Teapot Dome scandal), but on second thought a full investigation of all the dirty dealings that went on beneath Pruitt's personal Cone of Silence would probably put Fall out of the running.

The next answer might be Simon Cameron, who Lincoln once said would steal anything but a red-hot stove, but when challenged corrected himself on that point.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:24 PM
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Who cares what the never-Trumper National Review has to say?

The big news is that Laura Ingraham says Pruitt has to go. That may actually carry some weight.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:55 PM
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Was an entertaining article in today's paper attributing his behavior to his being so (relatively) poor (net worth of $400k) in a cabinet full of billionaires and 100-millionaires. Sad that he is getting grief for his scams, rather than his horrendous policies.
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