Thursday, July 19, 2007

VA Secretary Jim Nicholson resigns

Think Progress. Links at site.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson has resigned.

Nicholson's primary qualification for the VA job was serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1997 to 2000, "raising close to $380 million for the 2000 cycle." In March, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called for his resignation, noting that his appointment was purely political and looked "like a Brownie situation."

UPDATE: In February, Nicholson tried to downplay the number of injured veterans, claiming that "a lot of them come in for dental problems."

Dental problems. Yeah, IEDs, grinding your teeth for one fifteen month tour after another after another, or meth and alcohol abuse from PTSD will play Hell with your smile.

Reminds me of the time Suzuki had a rash of broken motorcycle frames. Afraid of lawsuits, they downplayed it and claimed it was an 'electrical problem'. When pressed, their rep said, in perfect Japanenglish, "Frame break, pull off spark prug wire, bike stop - erectrical probrem!"

Good riddance to another incompetent Repug crony.

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