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Why Diase Resigned

 
ms411
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It's in today's paper which confirms what I heard (well, some of it any way). Story not online yet.

She hired someone who did something to inconvenience the staff. This person was also an avid supporter of another candidate.

The staff was upset with the inconvenience, and called govt house and complained. Govt house told Diase to get rid of person, and person was escorted off property by bodyguards.

Administration thought they could control her, but she knew she could not be effective if she did not have control.

Though the person she hired was wrong in inconveniencing the staff, Diase should have been allowed to deal with people under her command, and should have the freedom to hire and fire whoever she wants.

Everybody but her knows Mapp's history? What was she thinking when she backed him???? She at least was right to resign.

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2015 6:26 pm
CarlHartmann
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and should have the freedom to hire and fire whoever she wants.

I've only worked for the judicial and executive branches of the federal government, never down here -- but its not my recollection that it generally works that way.

That's why all cabinet members serve at the "pleasure of the President." And its not just the staffs in executive departments. . . .if you read Hillary Clinton's book, even her staff was selected by the President's Chief-of-Staff and advisors. Believe me, if someone in Justice screws up, it will be Mapp, not the AG who takes the beating.

And even if that was the case -- she had to quit because of the disagreement? There would be nobody in the executive branch if that was the standard.

Sad to hear she decided that -- I like her, but, in the end, there is only one person in charge.

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Posted : January 16, 2015 6:42 pm
ms411
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Well, that's what I was thinking, too, but she must have thought otherwise.

I thought it odd that she would resign because of this one person.

We'll probably never know the entire, true story.

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2015 6:58 pm
janeinstx
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Maybe she objected to his appointing someone who has already been convicted of defrauding the govt? http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-27420320.html

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Posted : January 16, 2015 9:11 pm
ms411
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Thanks for that reminder! I thought that name sounded familiar.

Sigh. It's going to be a long, four years. He's only been in office for 10 days, and there's drama already.

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2015 9:31 pm
ms411
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You think the would mention that in their "news."

http://viconsortium.com/politics/jamila-russell-appointed-as-territorial-ada-coordinator/

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2015 9:50 pm
StCroixBeachBoy
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Maybe she objected to his appointing someone who has already been convicted of defrauding the govt? http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-27420320.html/blockquote >

Yeah, that. And there were other recent staffing announcements that would cause me to run if I were on board. We really don't know the full story. At least she recognized trouble and got out before it got too bad. I'm not going to blame her.

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Posted : January 16, 2015 11:11 pm
Alana33
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And then there's this article about Terri Griffiths being appointed and turmoil in DOJ:
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http://viconsortium.com/featured/virgin-islands-doj-in-open-revolt-after-mapp-appoints-terri-griffiths-as-acting-attorney-general/

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Posted : January 16, 2015 11:53 pm
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