Obama Backers Denied Jobs

In my New Atlanticist piece “Obama Advisors Stiffed on Administration Jobs,” I tackle the hurt feelings of the preponderance of the 300 Obama foreign policy advisors who didn’t get administration jobs for their efforts.  The conclusion:

It’s worth noting, too, that most senior level political appointments, especially in technocratic fields like foreign- and national security-policymaking, have historically gone to people with previous government experience.   Given that the last two decades have been under presidents named either “Clinton” or “Bush,” it’s not at all surprising that the appointments are coming from people who are either Republicans or Clintonites.

More at the link.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.