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Obama taps Kennedy widow for postal board
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:52:37 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/198274-obama-taps-kennedy-widow-for-postal-board

February 12, 2014, 06:27 pm
Obama taps Kennedy widow for postal board

By Justin Sink

President Obama has nominated the widow of former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to serve on the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors.

The White House announced Obama's intention to nominate Vicki Kennedy in a statement Wednesday night. The former Massachusetts senator endorsed Obama in the 2008 presidential primary over Hillary Clinton

The postal service's Board of Governors is a bipartisan panel meets regularly and is tasked with overseeing the letter carrier much as a corporate board oversees a private company.

Her appointment comes as the postal service continues to grapple with multi-billion-dollar annual losses and lawmakers debate postal reform legislation that could scale back pension obligations or delivery times. Earlier this week, USPS said it incurred a net loss of $354 million in the first quarter.

“The Postal Service is doing its part within the bounds of law to right size the organization, and I am very proud of the achievements we have made to reduce costs while significantly growing our package business,” said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe in a statement Tuesday. “We cannot return the organization to long-term financial stability without passage of comprehensive postal reform legislation. We appreciate the efforts of the House and Senate oversight committees to make this happen as soon as possible.”

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Re: Obama taps Kennedy widow for postal board
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 09:28:29 PM »
A nod to past royalty.  Someone has to keep the lights on at the Kennedy Klavern.....

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Re: Obama taps Kennedy widow for postal board
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 09:36:52 PM »
Yeah, she's the best qualified ???
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