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Is Obama Like Reagan?


The letter “Political Appointees And Ambassadors” (Feb. 20) reported that “...37 percent of Obama’s 76 appointments have been political, compared to 30 percent by George W. Bush and 28 percent by Bill Clinton.” That could suggest to reactionary readers that Obama was providing more political appointments than the typical president. However, an article in the Tampa Bay Times reported that George H. W. Bush’s percentage was 31, and Ronald Reagan’s and Gerald Ford’s percentages were 38 percent. Jimmy Carter’s percentage was the lowest at 27.

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