Monday, June 23, 2014

WaPo Mentions Patrick Murphy for VA Post

Josh Hicks and Colby Itkowitz wrote an article for the Washington Post on May 30,"Who will replace Shinseki in the long run," outlining the list of potential candidates to replace Eric Shinseki for Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  The list has six names, including Patrick Murphy, former congressman for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district (mostly Bucks County, some Philly, and then a sliver of Montco).  Murphy is currently in private law practice and has a monthly show on MSNBC focusing on veterans affairs.  Murphy was the first Iraq War veteran elected to congress and took the lead in ending the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military.

Itkowitz is a native of Lancaster, PA and used to write for the Morning Call.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The VA Secretary should be former military. May I say, there are former women generals. They should be equipped with the tools needed for the post meaning he/she must be oriented to the employees and consumers empowering/inclining them. Whomever the new secretary/masochist is they will have a fool for their boss. Some delusional outlooks are required: 1.Congress works just fine. 2.The Senate doesn't really want the nation/president to fail. 3.Government can still accomplish something in this environment.4.The world doesn't consider us fools.