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VA scandal fits an established Obama narrative: skilled politician, lousy manager
VA scandal fits an established Obama narrative: skilled politician, lousy manager

We don't normally expect our presidents to pay close attention to how long veterans are being asked to wait for care in the vast medical system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But we do expect presidents to appoint Cabinet officers and other aides who can run the federal government well — well enough, at least, to prevent full-blown scandals from erupting. That's what the VA's long-running scheduling problems have turned into after reports that veterans died while waiting for medical care — and bureaucrats apparently manipulated records to make their performance look good when it wasn't. No one can read the stories of individual veterans who...

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