06/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Officials Deserting In Huge Numbers: Half The Administration's Top Political Positions Vacant

With eight months left in President Bush's term, scores of senior officials already are heading for the exits, leaving nearly half the administration's top political positions vacant or filled by temporary appointees, federal statistics show.

More than 200 pending nominations are languishing on Capitol Hill, bogged down in political fights between Democrats and the White House.

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