Monday, October 30, 2006

"It's Who? You Know."

The article by Al Kamen in The Washington Post, October 30, 2006.

"State Department career diplomats are in an uproar over the recent appointment of a mid-level civil servant who worked for Undersecretary Karen Hughes to a top job running the new Public Diplomacy Rapid Response office in Brussels.

In an unusually strong letter last week to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , J. Anthony Holmes , head of the American Foreign Service Association, called the selection of Diane Zeleny a 'pre-cooked deal,' apparently done by manipulating the process and violating personnel rules and standard practices. AFSA, he said, was filing a grievance 'to undo this assignment.'"

Comment: Those people really understand Public Diplomacy don't they! JAD

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