Eric Shinseki resigned this morning as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, so all the problems at the V.A. are probably fixed; expect his replacement to be unacceptable to Senate Republicans, or for wingnuts to call for Barack Hussein Obama himself to step down, or at the very least to tell the truth about Benghazi and repeal Obamacare.
&quot;He fell on it!&quot;
Good for you. Shinseki got screwed over twice, once for telling the truth about what it would take to control Iraq, and again at the VA.
Sorry, falling on your sword is not a covered treatment. It&#039;s also not eligible for a Purple Heart.
I don&rsquo;t suppose we would consider increasing the V.A.&#039;s budget to hire more doctors and medical staff, could we? Or clerical staff to process applications and convert medical records from DoD? Or is &quot;good leadership&quot; simply supposed to make resources to fix the problem with wait times appear from thin air?
What do you think this is, Blue Cross? Humana?
Hawaii has almost no violent crime, and the scariest-looking people will lean out their vans at night to politely ask you if you need directions. That gentle Japanese-Hawaiian demeanor radiated from Shinseki every time he spoke: you don&#039;t lash out, you don&#039;t even raise your voice. Barry probably recognized it and was comfortable with his fellow islander, but the media were freaking out. Tweety practically had an on-air heart attack yesterday.
An Army general can fire incompetent military subordinates, and good ones don&#039;t hesitate to do so. The federal bureaucracy is, shall we say, somewhat different.
Confirmation hearings will only distract from Benghazi. Well played comrade Obama.
He is of Japanese descent, so he might try seppuku.
It seems like the wingnuts solution for the VA problem is to let (and presumably pay for) the Veterans to go to other hospitals or providers if they can&#039;t get an appointment within a specified time at the VA. Sounds like a Medicare expansion to me.
Bofe sidez doowitt!!!
So how long will the RWNJs, austerity hysterics in Congress delay approving his replacement, because,.... deficit.