The Executive Branch Is Staffed Entirely With People Who Tell a Half-Crazy Guy What He Wants to Hear

This is the sixth Pentagon official to quit in the past month. This cannot be good.

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From Defense News:

[Eric] Chewning becomes the sixth high-profile exit from the Pentagon in the last month, although there should be no gap between his exit and Stewart’s start. Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said the building “continues to bring in high quality personnel” to fill the empty spots in the building.

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All the best people. That comes on top of this. From The New York Times:

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Rear Adm. Kevin M. Sweeney has resigned his post as chief of staff to the United States secretary of defense, the Defense Department said Saturday.

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Mr. Sweeney had become chief of staff to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in January 2017, and his resignation comes soon after Mr. Mattis’s own pointed departure in December. The two had known each other for years.

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Mr. Mattis said then that he had resigned in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria and in protest of the president’s rejection of international alliances. Mr. Mattis had originally said he would step down at the end of February, but angered by Mr. Mattis’s criticism, Mr. Trump said he was removing Mr. Mattis from his post two months early.

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I can anticipate no problems arising whatsoever in having an Executive Branch staffed entirely by people who tell a half-crazy guy what he wants to hear. Unfortunately, back in 1726, the good Dean Swift saw some.

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I said, ‘there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid.

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This was about lawyers but the description has broadened somewhat in recent days.

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