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White House Denies ‘Burrowing’

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | November 19, 2008 | Tobey Strickland
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Yesterday I blogged The Washington Post’s story on political appointees slyly sliding into career positions. One expert on the subject I spoke with said the practice has the potential to make it difficult for the incoming administration to carry out its policy vision.

Today The Washington Post reports that Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Fienstein (D-Calif.) have called on the White House to ban the practice.

In response, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino denied that the practice is Bush administration policy.

Perhaps it is just rogue appointees across the federal government, but as I noted yesterday, almost every outgoing administration has given it a try.

Tobey Strickland | In the process of becoming a real estate mogul. Brewery aficionado. Netflix series critic who is semi-professional. Every day, I assist clients in locating their ideal dream house. After I finish my work for the day, you can find me at Crossfit, doing yoga, or meeting up with friends to listen to live music around town. I enjoy traveling regularly, whether it's relaxing on a South American beach or hiking through Asia's mountains. Now it's your turn. What are your favorite places to visit?

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