Thursday, February 8, 2018

Another Day, Another Trump Nominee Pulled for Incompetence and Offensiveness

Just Another Day at the White House

The moral, ethical and intellectual bankruptcy of the Trump administration is on display almost every week when they have to remove an appointed official or withdraw a nominee because that person is just a terrible individual totally unsuited for the job for which they were selected.

In a normal administration the withdrawal of a nominee would be headline news. In this one they are so common that nobody takes notice. Here is the most recent.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House late Saturday confirmed plans to withdraw the nomination of a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as President Donald Trump's top environmental adviser.

Why? Well there is this, which in a competent White House dedicated to public service rather than destruction of the public sector the nomination would have never been allowed to happen.

White, who is not a scientist, has compared the work of mainstream climate scientists to "the dogmatic claims of ideologues and clerics." In a contentious Senate hearing last November, she defended past statements that particulate pollution released by burning fuels is not harmful unless one were to suck on a car's tailpipe.
Critics of White's nomination to head the council pointed to her praise of fossil fuels as having improved living conditions around the world and helping to end slavery. She has called carbon dioxide not a pollutant but "a necessary nutrient for plant life."

Our message, hey Ms. White, take your stupidity elsewhere, the current administration has enough already.

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