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Old December 1st, 2016, 06:40 AM   #31
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After the maniacal posts concerning Hilary and Obama, it seems some here have a very thin skin when it comes to talking about Palin. Get used to it, because karma is a bitch.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 06:45 AM   #32
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anyone here been to the V A in Houston ? pretty bad service. lots of mistakes with me for one. finally got on medicare, much better service & some of their doctors are vets themselves. the V A needs a complete o-haul from top to bottom. Palin may or not be the best choice, but it would be an improvement over the existing system we have now.

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So only a Veteran would understand what our Veterans need?

You do realize that a majority of the Doctors and other personnel that work in the VA hospital system are not Veterans?

My Dad spent just short of two weeks in the Houston VA in 2014 and of the personnel that my Mom asked while he was there, only one was a Military Veteran, a Navy Chaplin.

What every part of our current system needs is an overhaul, which often requires someone from the outside to "see" the real problem.
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We are talking about the HEAD of the VA...not Docs and Nurses, etc...
I will say it again...I firmly believe we are at risk of the VA Medical System being 'Privatized' and Marginalized to the point of Extinction!
I want Whoever who is at the head of the VA to have an absolute conviction to Fix and Preserve the VA.
I just don't see any indication that Sarah Palin is that person.
I am a Veteran.
This Thread is in the 'Veterans Affairs' Forum, here...not 'Politics'.
I really don't need anyone to attack me on my 'politics'.

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She ran the largest National Guard in the USA and Managed a State and made a profit but got a hatchet job from the liberal media. Stop watching SNL and see how she will do!
Total reserves in Alaska are less than 5,000, but they are near 60,000 in California. Hawaii has 9,000. The only way her state made a profit was because there were only about 500,000 people in the whole state with massive oil taxes.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 07:31 AM   #35
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I've had lots of dealings with the VA beginning back in 74 and over time the VA has gotten better. Back then it wasn't unusual too spend hours cooling your heels in the waiting room waiting for your turn to see a doctor. These days I spend very little time waiting and the quality of care seems to be a bit better than it was back then.

They have even built a brand new large VA clinc here in my area with its own attached covered parking deck. So as a result we no longer have to ride a VA shuttle bus from a parking deck across town to the VA hospital. We now have three clinics, the red, blue and gold... You are assigned to one of them where you will see the same doctor every time you have an appointment.

It's not as good as it could be, but it has changed a lot in the years I've been using the VA. In fact, for years I would not even consider going to the VA hospital. A few years back my vet pals began telling me that I needed to try out the new VA because it has changed a lot since the 1970s when I gave up on the system. While it's still far from perfect, I use the VA for my annual physicals but I do not use them for my heart problems associated with Agent Orange because I have confidence in my civilian doctor.

Plus the real deal killer is that the VA uses Coumadin as their means for treating Cardiac Ischemia and not Eliquis which is what I'm presently prescribed by my civilian doctor. I could get all of my meds for free at the VA but I'll be damned if I will go back on Coumadin. Because I will have to drive 60 miles one way every month down to the VA to get my blood checked to make sure that it's not too thick or thin. But from having long experience with the VA I can honestly say that it's head and shoulders better than what it used to be. I also have high hopes that the Donald can actually make the VA into something that would make us all proud even those who have never served in the military.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 07:47 AM   #36
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Gentlemen,
Those of you against Gov. Palin as 'possible' pick for VA Administrator,
. . . Please include your reasons for your seemingly reason-less assertions that she is ill-suited for the post.
I am truly amazed at your lack of clear-thinking, clear-writing, etc.
Go ahead, make your case!
I am neutral, so far. Convince me!
How about adding some REASONS behind your thought . . . don't simply be 'thought-lemmings' !
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Very well.
How has Palin been successful at anything since she left AK? What qualifies her as the VA administrator? These are the questions I asked myself as soon as I saw this thread. Frankly, I'm not impressed with her and, her voice reminds me of nails on a chalk board. Respectively, if anyone here can convince me she's the right answer, than please do so. So far, I've only seen that we need to support her because she's politically right.

The fact of the matter is since she left AK, she has been pegged as one of the Right's major spokespersons. She has not produced anything other than Tea Party speeches, and contributions to Fox News. Maybe I'm wrong here, but she hasn't done anything substantive in quite some time. Again, correct me if I'm wrong here.

Regarding the left's media take on her...I don't listen to the left's media bias, nor do I watch SNL. With that being said, she is an easy target for them if/when she gets appointed. They will be looking at the faults of the VA and then say, "SEE WE TOLD YOU SO!!!" Although she speaks the conservative line, she is very toxic for our side (politically) and unconvincing to those that are not conservative. This is fact.

For those of you that think we're dividing our own side...Last time I checked, this isn't communist Russia and we don't all have to like the same people in our political system....this reminds me of what the left does. Hmmm, Hilary is a criminal but I have to tow the party line and say only good about her and definitely vote for her.

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Wait One!
We are talking about the HEAD of the VA...not Docs and Nurses, etc...
I will say it again...I firmly believe we are at risk of the VA Medical System being 'Privatized' and Marginalized to the point of Extinction!
I want Whoever who is at the head of the VA to have an absolute conviction to Fix and Preserve the VA.
I just don't see any indication that Sarah Palin is that person.
I am a Veteran.
This Thread is in the 'Veterans Affairs' Forum, here...not 'Politics'.
I really don't need anyone to attack me on my 'politics'.

CAVman in WYoming
CAV, unfortunately politics are involved here as it is a politically appointed position.

I do agree with you, this position should be filled with a Veteran. People in these types of positions can only do so much without supportive leadership from above. Hopefully Trump can provide good leadership as CIC.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 08:15 AM   #37
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Total reserves in Alaska are less than 5,000, but they are near 60,000 in California. Hawaii has 9,000. The only way her state made a profit was because there were only about 500,000 people in the whole state with massive oil taxes.

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/mi...-by-state.html
Wow I must have read my answer on the internet. Maybe I was thinking about land area.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 08:24 AM   #38
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Alaska has 934 square miles per person. Texas has 10.7 square miles per person. That's how Alaska makes a profit.

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Palin actually did some very good things in Alaska. McCain's failed prez run makes her an albatross though.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who believes that McCain's run for president failed in part BECAUSE Palin was on the ticket. Maybe she was great for Alaska for the 2 years of her 4 year term. I believe she resigned to pursue a more financially lucrative career with Fox rather than serve the people of Alaska.

I just can't see her at the head of the VA. Maybe she is as smart as they come but that is not how I or many others perceive her.

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Of all 50 states in area
Alaska- 1,717,855 square kilometers or 663,267 square miles

Of the 48 contiguous states in area
Texas 696,621 square kilometers 268,581 square miles

By population
California has the largest population of all 50 states.
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Alaska has 934 square miles per person. Texas has 10.7 square miles per person. That's how Alaska makes a profit.

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I lived in AK when she was Gov. people thought she did a good job, whether she will do well at the VA, I don't know, but I think this is important to Donald Trump, and he will find the right person for the job..

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Wait One!
We are talking about the HEAD of the VA...not Docs and Nurses, etc...
I will say it again...I firmly believe we are at risk of the VA Medical System being 'Privatized' and Marginalized to the point of Extinction!
I want Whoever who is at the head of the VA to have an absolute conviction to Fix and Preserve the VA.
I just don't see any indication that Sarah Palin is that person.
I am a Veteran.
This Thread is in the 'Veterans Affairs' Forum, here...not 'Politics'.
I really don't need anyone to attack me on my 'politics'.

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Republicans will privatize anything and everything as quickly as possible. Don't expect the VA to be excluded. It is a VERY large government program that any private insurance company would love to profit from.

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Wow I must have read my answer on the internet. Maybe I was thinking about land area.
Don't feel bad. I think Per Cap they are one of the highest if not number one. 1:130or40? or something like that. So 4000 guardsmen isn't bad.


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So shouldn't there be some sort of qualifications for being put in a government office/position rather than "party" affiliation? Would it not be better to fill the position with someone that's worked at the top levels of the Industry. Kiaser, Sentara, etc? Someone who knows how to run a bunch of hospitals.

And she resigned from gov of Alaska because of ethics allegations. there was like 15 of them in the 2 years. Claims of her using her position as a vendetta for example.
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The Personnel Boardís costs were dominated by the so-called Troopergate affair, in which Palin was accused of firing the public safety commissioner because he did not fire a state trooper involved in a contentious divorce from the governorís sister. A separate Troopergate investigation by the state legislature, costing $75,000, resulted in a finding that Palin had abused her power.

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One thing, what do you guys feel the problem is with the VA. My personal opinion is that its a lack of accountability, its the same problem with the Gov. as a whole.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 09:38 AM   #45
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Why Alaska makes a profit: Texas produces much more crude(7X) oil than Alaska. At the price of oil right now, Alaska produces $12,355 worth of oil per person/year. Texas produces $2,368 worth of crude per person/year.

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