Speaking of arrogation of power
stevenjamar at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 18:22:10 PDT 2007
I think there is a difference between the ordinary recess appointment
of am ambassador as a political favor and Fox. Fox was someone who
had been rejected and was clearly controversial. Many ambassadors
may be jokes (and are so indeed, at least according to some in the
foreign service), but, the practice has a long history. And
typically it is not of someone rejected. I think that sort of
appointment is of relatively recent vintage, and is still,
fortunately, quite rare.
On Apr 6, 2007, at 9:11 PM, Douglas Laycock wrote:
> I confess to posting based on an impression that Bush is making
> more recess appointments and during shorter recesses than in the
> past, and without having checked investigated the facts. I had
> forgotten about Hormel, and Bill Lan Lee, and it appears that there
> are a lot of recess appointments that don't get much press
> coverage. The link below, citing a list member and two other law
> professors as sources, claims that Clinton averaged 9 recess
> appointments a year, Bush Sr. 20 a year, and Reagan 30 a year. I
> had no idea. And I don't know what the current Bush's numbers are.
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