Look, the problem is, that our presidents don’t know these individuals. They get recommendations and do their best. I don’t like W, but I can’t say anyone else could have avoided this trap.
Reagan was urged to appoint Sandra Day O’Conner too. Gack...
He was told she was sound. They lied to him, unless she went south after her appointment.
That can happen too.
I guess, not that it was really that much of a secret, since we all know that Bush is/was no different than any of the other Elite/RINO/GOPe/Chamber of Commerce/Country Club/Koch Brother/Kristol type of Republican it’s easy to throw darts at him.
Obviously the real problem, which is becoming more and more apparent every day, are the career staffers/consultant class/donor class that push all that.