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  1. #161

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Well I suppose having "harbour" in the name of your company makes you qualified to run the navy .
    And did you notice the pun in Post 156: he was floated for the job.


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    From H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan

    When I was a lad I served a term
    As office boy to an attorney's firm.
    I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor
    And I polished up the handle of the big front door.
    I polished up the handle so carefully,
    That now I am the ruler of the Queen's Navy. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Well I suppose having "harbour" in the name of your company makes you qualified to run the navy
    "Philip Bilden has informed me that he has come to the difficult decision to withdraw from consideration to be secretary of the Navy," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement Sunday evening.

    Bilden, who built his career in Hong Kong with the investment firm HarbourVest, was a surprise pick for the Navy post but had been Mattis’ preferred candidate.

    Yet like billionaire investment banker Vincent Viola, who withdrew his nomination to be secretary of the Army earlier this month, Bilden ran into too many challenges during a review by the Office of Government Ethics to avoid potential conflicts of interest, the sources said.

    Nominee for Navy Secretary withdraws - POLITICO

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