White House Denies ‘Burrowing’
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.