Impossible Standard

Guy White has resorted to whining about how the evil anti-Semites are demanding he meet an “impossible” standard in his Jewish power series. In fact, I only suggested that he research the federal bureaucracy and attempt to determine its Jewish composition. The staffers and policy wonks do most of the “grunt work” of formulating policy for government agencies. I just thought it would be a worthwhile vein of inquiry to pursue.

At the very least, I am quite sure that outdated information on the Jewish composition of the civil service is floating around. I have seen it before. If I am not mistaken, I found a number in a reputable source and quoted it in one of the previous threads here. From anecdotal experience, I know that Jews are significantly overrepresented in this area, but to what extent I don’t remember.

Note to Guy: it is “aides,” not “aids.”

Update: Some impossible standard. According to Benjamin Ginsberg in The Fatal Embrace, Jews were more than 15% of top ranking civil servants when his book was published in 1993.

In the Obama administration, Lawrence Summers is the Director of the National Economic Council; Jared Bernstein is Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President.

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  1. Obama’s partisan, profane confidant reins it in – New York Times

    […]

    “Emanuel is arguably the second most powerful man in the country and, just a few days into his tenure, already one of the highest-profile chiefs of staff in recent memory. He starred in his own Mad magazine cartoon, won the “Your New Obama Hottie” contest on Gawker.com and has become something of a paparazzi icon around Washington.

    “In recent months, he has played a critical role in the selection and courtship of nearly every cabinet member and key White House staff member.

    “Renowned as a fierce partisan, he has been an ardent ambassador to Republicans, including Obama’s defeated rival, Senator John McCain of Arizona. He has exerted influence on countless decisions; in meetings, administration officials say, Obama often allows him to speak first and last.

    {“Obama often allows him to speak first and last.”} 😉

    “You can see how he listens and reacts to Rahm,” said Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. “You can see that his opinion is being shaped.”

    […]

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/world/americas/25iht-emanuel.1.19652884.html?_r=1

  2. How many of the top US military brass are Jewish?
    It appears that the current head of the US Air Force is.
    http://www.forward.com/articles/13574/#at

    Marine General Magnus honored by Chabad:
    http://lubavitch.com/news/article/2022600/Chabad-Honors-High-Ranking-US-Marine-Corps-General.html#at

    Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum serves as Chief, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia. He is the senior uniformed National Guard officer responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, programs and plans affecting more than a half a million Army and Air National Guard personnel.
    http://www.fau.edu/library/gen-adm1.htm

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