Shiny Object

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It seems increasingly clear that the Secretary of State search is the shiny object Trump is using to distract from every other appointment he makes. Specifically, we have a cavalcade of fairly qualified candidates for State which are reviewed, paraded and then tossed aside while basically every nominee or appointee who actually gets the nod is consistently hard right or wildly unqualified or both.

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