Saturday, 1 September 2007
There was a time, not very long ago, when even if financial matters played a part in a decision to leave public service, no one would have said so publicly. It is unseemly for someone in public life to talk about their pay (which is a substantial salary by the standards of most Americans) being too low. Presidential Press Secretary Tony Snow, had a perfectly respectable cover story concerning his health, or "health and family" as reasons to offer, but he chose to be ungentlemanly and crass:
How about, "Feathering My Nest," or, "Getting It While I Can" or, "Putting Myself, Unashamedly, First"?
Posted on 09/01/2007 5:48 PM by Rebecca Bynum
1 Sep 2007
That's capitalism, baby. What exactly is the problem, here? Since when did the pursuit of profit and wealth become something to sneer at?
He'd be nothing less than a complete fool not to pull the plug on his current job if he got a good offer. He has one of the most thankless tasks on Earth - he has to try to justify the stupid policies of an administration that's politically dead in the water and that will achieve nothing of consequence for the next 16 months.