Alternet has the video of this... It's not surprising that Kate O'Beirne's husband was responsible for destroying the infrastructure of Iraq. Cronyis
September 19, 2006

Alternet has the video of this...

It's not surprising that Kate O'Beirne's husband was responsible for destroying the infrastructure of Iraq. Cronyism at its lowest form...

To pass muster with O'Beirne, a political appointee who screens prospective political appointees for Defense Department posts, applicants didn't need to be experts in the Middle East or in post-conflict reconstruction. What seemed most important was loyalty to the Bush administration.

O'Beirne's staff posed blunt questions to some candidates about domestic politics: Did you vote for George W. Bush in 2000? Do you support the way the president is fighting the war on terror? Two people who sought jobs with the U.S. occupation authority said they were even asked their views on Roe v. Wade...read on

It's a crazed comedy that unfortunately is not a late night B movie. This is our government--They should be kicked out of office now....Here's some more from the comedy routine that Kate O'Beirne's husband had the lead role in. Has she shown her face on MSNBC lately?

To recruit the people he wanted, O'Beirne sought résumés from the offices of Republican congressmen, conservative think tanks and GOP activists. He discarded applications from those his staff deemed ideologically suspect, even if the applicants possessed Arabic language skills or postwar rebuilding experience.

Smith said O'Beirne once pointed to a young man's résumé and pronounced him "an ideal candidate." His chief qualification was that he had worked for the Republican Party in Florida during the presidential election recount in 2000.

O'Beirne, a former Army officer who is married to prominent conservative commentator Kate O'Beirne, did not respond to requests for comment.

He and his staff used an obscure provision in federal law to hire many CPA staffers as temporary political appointees, which exempted the interviewers from employment regulations that prohibit questions about personal political beliefs.

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