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2005 White House hiring directive: ‘Place as many of our Bush loyalists as possible.’

By Faiz Shakir on July 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm

"2005 White House hiring directive: ‘Place as many of our Bush loyalists as possible.’"

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The New York Times’ Charlie Savage highlights a “little-noticed” email revealed in the new Justice Department report about the department’s politicized and illegal hiring practices. A May 17, 2005 directive from the White House political affairs office said: “We simply want to place as many of our Bush loyalists as possible.” The email urged agency officials to find jobs for 108 people on a list of “priority candidates” who had “loyally served the president.” Savage explains that, while presidents of both parties have engaged in political patronage, “the Bush administration had gone further than any predecessor.”

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