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The fun at HHS continues

Wos under fireAnother day, another wacky development at North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services. This morning’s news, of course, is the story reported by WRAL.com and Raleigh’s News & Observer that the department has hired yet another ideologue of questionable qualifications at a princely sum to perform vaguely defined duties.

It’s hard to imagine that either Secretary Aldona Wos or her boss Gov. McCrory can withstand many more weeks of the kind of dreadful public attention these amazing decisions continue to precipitate, but at this point, that doesn’t seem to be disssuading either one from the courses they’ve charted.

Stay tuned – it should be a fascinating fall political season.  

 

 

7 Comments


  1. LayintheSmakDown

    September 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

    At least we are getting ideologues who know what they are doing vs. packing the place with unqualified people like Bev did on the last day of her reign of terror.

  2. Alan

    September 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    LayDownTheCrackPipe = Reflexive defense.

  3. Kathy B

    September 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    LayintheSmakDown – You know nothing about the people being put in place by McCrory who know one thing and one thing only…money. DHHS is an agency with a mission to help people, a complete anathema to the know nothing crowd that is being put in place. The only thing these new hires do is to continue to crush the morale of those who work in DHHS.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    September 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    KathyB,
    Where were you when Bev and Sleaz were doing the same thing. In Bev’s last hour before vacating the office she stocked DHHS with a slew of unqualified political appointees. My piont is that where were (for greggylew) you guys when this exact same thing was being done for decades by “your” liberals? I agree cronism is a bad thing overall, but this faux outrage at the practice and the constant efforts to evicerate the practice just because a Republican is participating is hypocricy at best. Maybe you should hang around if a democrat ever gets the gov office back…..will there continue to be these investigations…..or will there be crickets and yawns?

  5. wncgirl

    September 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    LSD why did McClueless/Woo feel the need to substantially increase the salaries of the new hires?…to the average citizen that reeks of corruption and cronyism to a degree few can claim…

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    September 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    First, I doubt is is a “substantial” increase…but in order to get actual qualified people who may have actaully in the past done something other than push paper in a government bureaucracy you do have to pay a bit more than the norm. I would be more concerned if it was true political appointments, but like the last hire the Blueprint group “unearthed” it is a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing. That hire had a background in the medical profession, but had been away from it awhile…which makes little difference.

  7. Confused

    September 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

    LayintheSmakDown, who are the unqualified people that Bev placed at DHHS on her last day of her reign of terror? All I saw during that time period were veterans with decades of experience (Stewart, Watson, Larson, Melcher, and more) leaving DHHS. Could you name some of the unqualified people to whom you’re referring?

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