Buh-Bye Nicholson

VA Secretary Jim Nicholson has just 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.”

Of course, we don’t know if his resignation was “advised” or the result of an epiphany that he doesn’t know shit about running the VA and actually supporting the troops when they need the damn support.

Stick that on your flippin’ bumper.



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2 responses to “Buh-Bye Nicholson

  1. Allie

    Best comment ever (Atrios):

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nicholson has resigned to spend more time with his bank account.

  2. boatboy_srq

    Dental problems, huh? About time Nicholson was extracted, then.

    Is there anyone in this [mal]administration that was appointed for merit and not for crass partisan politicking?

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