FAA: Help Desperately Wanted

Who wouldn't want a high-profile Washington job that has a five-year term, pays $150,000 and puts 48,506 employees and a Gulfstream IV jet at your disposal? Lots of people, apparently. Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey is leaving in eight weeks, and there are no viable applicants lined up to replace her. Time is short: vetting a candidate can take months, and then the nominee must be approved by the Senate, which will recess on Aug. 2. The Bush Administration is so desperate, it even asked Garvey, a Democrat, to stay. But she has had enough. Garvey is the first FAA chief...

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