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Response to Cicada (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:40 AM

15. First, that is not the point. Second, none of what you said about his future is a given...

If Trump gets away with this, it is one more rip in the fabric of the Civil Service and in the idea of a career in government service. These are the people who hold the institutional memory; these are the people who actually believe they are serving their country. In some career categories, they actually put their lives on the line.

Remember when Dick Cheney outed Valerie Plame? This is in the same category of heinous betrayal.

I'm old enough that I have had my issues with the sometimes-behavior of the FBI, CIA, US military, and so on. But while I profoundly believe in oversight, while I believe there is great room for improvement, I never doubt the necessity for these agencies nor do I doubt the sense of service most of their personnel have. You don't go into it for the money.



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