Monday, June 15, 2009

The Chicago Way, Re: Inspector Generals

So you're an Inspector General and you decide to look into how Americorps is spending government money and you find corruption. Unfortunately for you you've overstepped your bounds, because the corruptor happens to be a big Obama supporter and friend. And since you haven't backed off as requested - you're fired!

How many days would this be a front page story at the NY Times during the Bush years? CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC would lead with this for about a week. Main stream media today? Crickets.

And our "transparent" Obama administration continues to break the law when it comes to letting the public know what's going on behind the curtain.

Here's a quote from a piece of legislation - now law - that Obama signed. Hat tip Michelle Malkin.

“If an Inspector General is removed from office or is transferred to
another position or location within an establishment, the President shall communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal or transfer to both Houses of Congress, not later than 30 days before the removal or transfer.”

I don't mind that Obama has new ideas about certain things...but let's not kid ourselves, he is a self-serving politician of the highest order.

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