TITLE

Friends

AUTHOR(S)
Scheiber, Noam
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;9/26/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 13, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the use of cronyism in politics. Blame placed with U.S. President George W. Bush for placing an incompetent friend in control of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Claim by Paul Krugman, a "New York Times" writer, that the cronyism in Bush's administration lacks intellectual seriousness; Distinction between two types of cronyism--that involving promoting one's inner circle of friends, and that involving promoting other people's circle of friends, which Bush is accused of doing; Examples of cronyism in Bush's administration, including Michael Brown, who was a college friend of Bush campaign manager Joe Allbaugh, and others who lack the merit to hold their positions.
ACCESSION #
18314117

 

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