Running the US

The New York Times carries a story about Obama’s lack of progress in appointing key officials to their posts seven months into his Presidency. Of more than 500 senior policymaking positions, just 43 percent have been filled. Why? They all require Senate confirmation, and that is a slow painstaking process.  There is no head of US A.I.D, no Obama apointee is running the Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Transportation Security Administration.  The list goes on and on and you can read it yourself here.

My simple solution would be to appoint staff subject to Senate approval, but that is probably naive and unconstitutional!

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