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May 7, 2003
POLITICS: Daniels Leaves The Lion's Den

The departure of White House Budget Director Mitch Daniels (leaving to run for Governor of Indiana) is sad, but inevitable; a budget director who lasted 4 whole years without making enough enemies to make his job impossible, probably wouldn't be doing the job in the first place. Slate marks the occasion with an excellent column noting one of the Bush Administration's few (so far) successful anti-pork initiatives: taking on the Army Corps of Engineers, which despite its name has a huge bureaucracy and bloated budget that have nothing to do with war.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:32 AM | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

It's a very impressive story. If they are actually able to follow through, it would set a good example to follow.
Unfortunately, in monetary terms, it wouldn't make a dent compared with the massive pork-barrel missle defense project.

Posted by: Ivan at May 7, 2003 11:31 AM
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