House Democrats are bashing the Bush administration for its lack of “diversity.” Via WaPo:
President Bush’s crop of political appointees includes fewer women and minorities than did President Bill Clinton’s at comparable points in their presidencies, according to a new report by House Democrats.
Women made up about 37 percent of the 2,786 political appointees in the Bush administration in 2005, compared with about 47 percent in the Clinton administration in 1997, according to the report and supplemental data released last week by the Democratic staff of the House Government Reform Committee. Similarly, about 13 percent of Bush administration appointees last year were racial minorities, compared with 24 percent in the fifth year of Clinton’s presidency, the report found.
The 13-page report, compiled using data from the Office of Personnel Management, says the number of women and minority appointees increased during the first five years after Clinton took office and has declined during Bush’s tenure.
Yeah, just ignore this inconvenient reality:
What the report does not mention, however, is that Bush has established a record of diversity in his Cabinet. Bush’s Cabinet, which includes the vice president and the heads of 15 executive departments, currently has two Hispanics, two African Americans and two Asian Americans. Three departments — State, Education and Labor — are headed by women, and a fourth, Interior, has an acting secretary who is a woman.
Before Bush took office, no minority had occupied any of the four highest-profile Cabinet positions — attorney general and the secretaries of the Defense, State and Treasury departments. Now, Alberto R. Gonzales, a Hispanic, is attorney general. Condoleezza Rice is the first African American woman to be secretary of state; her predecessor, Colin L. Powell, was the first African American named to that post.
In other words, Bush is an enemy of progress and civil rights because he has appointed too many minorities and women to top Cabinet positions–and not enough to lower, less important jobs!
Snort.blog comments powered by Disqus
James Carville: The Clintons’ pay-to-play schemes save lives so their critics better prepare to go to hell
August 23, 2016 10:13 AM by Doug Powers
August 23, 2016 09:38 AM by Doug Powers
How selfless! Clintons promise if Hillary’s elected they’ll stop making it look like they’re being bribed
August 19, 2016 05:28 AM by Doug Powers
Bill Clinton: Hillary’s totally legit actions ‘too complicated’ for peasants to understand (Open thread)
August 14, 2016 10:08 AM by Doug Powers
Clintons release tax returns; Number of people seeking careers in ‘public service’ expected to skyrocket
August 12, 2016 01:07 PM by Doug Powers