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Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:47 PM

Bob McDonald, former P&G chief, to be Obama’s nominee to lead Veterans Affairs

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Source: Washington Post

President Obama on Monday will nominate Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate who served as the chief executive of Procter & Gamble, to take over as head of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, according to White House officials.

The un­or­tho­dox pick of a retired corporate executive whose former company produces iconic household products such as Tide detergent and Charmin toilet paper — rather than a former military general — underscores the serious management problems facing the agency charged with serving more than 8 million veterans a year. On Friday, White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors submitted a report to the president finding “significant and chronic system failures” and a “corrosive culture” at the Veterans Health Administration, which has come under fire for skewed record-keeping in an effort to cover up the long waits it has imposed on former soldiers seeking medical care.

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-mcdonald-former-pandg-chief-to-be-obamas-nominee-to-lead-veterans-affairs/2014/06/29/2fddd794-ffab-11e3-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html?wpisrc=al_national


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-mcdonald-former-pandg-chief-to-be-obamas-nominee-to-lead-veterans-affairs/2014/06/29/2fddd794-ffab-11e3-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html?wpisrc=al_national



As a VA employee, I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess we will see shortly.

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Reply Bob McDonald, former P&G chief, to be Obama’s nominee to lead Veterans Affairs (Original post)
AC_Mem Jun 2014 OP
msanthrope Jun 2014 #1
1000words Jun 2014 #2
valerief Jun 2014 #3
CincyDem Jun 2014 #4
AC_Mem Jun 2014 #5
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Response to AC_Mem (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:54 PM

1. He's 82nd Airborne with experience running a vast organization.

 

This could be a great pick.

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Response to AC_Mem (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:56 PM

2. Duplicate.

 

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Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:59 PM

3. Open Secrets

Contributor Occupation Date Amount Recipient
MCDONALD, ROBERT A
CINCINNATI,OH 45243 PROCTER & GAMBLE 10/20/2013 $1,000 Portman, Rob
MCDONALD, ROBERT A MR
CINCINNATI,OH 45243 PROCTER AND GAMBLE COMPANY 7/31/2013 $1,000 Boehner, John
MCDONALD, ROBERT A
CINCINNATI,OH 45243 RETIRED 2/28/2014 $500 Daines, Steven

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Response to AC_Mem (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 08:03 PM

4. Great choice


Based on some personal interactions with the guy - he's a great choice. Military through and through, and that might have been part of his issue at Procter. He's a systems guy and that'll help a lot.

As to the political contributions...consider this. He's a guy who made upwards of $5million plus over the past couple years and all he could come up with for Rob and John was a grand each. I know it's a lot to a lot of us but peanuts in the grand scheme of his life. He probably went to some dinner where it was a "see and be seen" kind of thing representing Procter.

Anyway - I stand by my opening...great choice.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 09:21 PM

5. That is reassuring

The coming months should be interesting....

Annette
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Response to AC_Mem (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 12:04 AM

6. Locking...

This is a duplicate of a post made earlier today,
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014836181

Please join the conversation there.

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