28 Jan 2005 Let the Dems Speak
The American Conservative Union’s Dr. Don Devine is supporting the Administration’s new proposals to promote federal employees at the Department of Homeland Security based on their performance rather than their seniority.
Don ran the federal personnel system during the Reagan Administration, so he knows this issue minutely. (He also was the faculty advisor for my College Republican club in the 1970s, but that’s quite irrelevant.)
I’d love it if some talk show host somewhere set up a debate between him and one of the folks at the DNC I blogged about earlier. The more often Americans with private sector jobs hear the DNC’s claim that seniority is more important than competence, the better. I have every confidence that most voters want competent government — especially at Homeland Security.
I wonder of the DNC thinks the U.S. Army should run promotions this way?