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Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 22, 2020 06:16PM
[www.reuters.com]

Was the infamous "Brownie" the head of a horse association? (Not Google-worthy.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2020 06:20PM by Dennis S.
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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 22, 2020 09:34PM
If they would hire an actual Labradoodle I’d be okay with it.
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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: April 22, 2020 10:11PM
How much did his family donate to the RNC?



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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 22, 2020 10:39PM
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Dennis S

Was the infamous "Brownie" the head of a horse association? (Not Google-worthy.)

Yup.

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Before joining FEMA, Brown was the Judges and Stewards Commissioner for the International Arabian Horse Association from 1989-2001. After numerous lawsuits were filed against the organization over disciplinary actions that Brown took against members violating the association's code of ethics,[11] Brown resigned and negotiated a buy-out of his contract.
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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 22, 2020 10:56PM
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Sarcany
How much did his family donate to the RNC?

Friend of Azar from a few years ago. No surprise that a Trump appointee brought along a similarly inept buddy.
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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: gabester
Date: April 22, 2020 11:16PM
Wouldn't an actual labradoodle make a better lapdog for this administration?
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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 23, 2020 09:00AM
This sort of thing happens in government quite a bit.
Example:
Director of a VA hospital: former assistant to an appointment scheduler (got fired from the directorship "surprisingly" quickly)
Medical director of a VA outpatient clinic: the former IT director (also did not last long)
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Re: Former labradoodle dog breeder to head US Coronavirus pandemic task force
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 23, 2020 10:48PM
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No, the Trump administration did not put a professional dog breeder from Dallas in charge of COVID-19 response.

Yes, the chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services briefly owned a family business raising Labradoodles. But he’s also served three administrations in high level posts at HHS, the White House and the Pentagon.

Colleagues who hired Harrison and served with him in government were appalled to see him disparaged Thursday as a mere “dog breeder,” as if Joe Exotic had catapulted from tiger king to head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This is so silly. He went home and worked in a family business,” said Jack Kalavritinos, who served with Harrison at HHS during the administrations of both George W. Bush and President Donald Trump, most recently as director for intergovernmental and external affairs, working on the opioid crisis and drug prices.

“Brian was a no brainer pick,” said another colleague, Michael Reilly, who hired Harrison for his first job at HHS under Bush. “His private sector experience is irrelevant.…He was a complete known commodity who had extensive experience.
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By all accounts of those who’ve worked with him, Harrison is a serious public servant with deep experience. And he was never in charge of pandemic containment strategy.

He was, rather, assigned a typical role for a cabinet secretary’s chief of staff, serving as aide de camp on a task force run by the boss himself – until Trump stripped that job from Azar and assigned the responsibility to Vice President Mike Pence.”

[www.dallasnews.com]
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