Shinseki gets called to White House meeting

posted at 8:41 am on May 21, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Initially, The Hill reported that embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki would go to Capitol Hill this morning to attempt to mend Congressional fences. His itinerary changed, though, to an Oval Office meeting with Barack Obama at 10 am, which visitor records show is a relatively rare appearance for Shinseki.

Gee, whatever might they be discussing?

President Obama plans to meet with embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Wednesday morning in the Oval Office, as the White House starts to get more involved in probing allegations that veterans died while waiting for care.

The White House said Obama will meet with Shinseki as well as White House deputy chief of staff, Rob Nabors, who is involved in an internal review. The meeting was listed as an “update on the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

Shinseki, and the White House, have so far rebuffed calls for the secretary to resign. But the controversy is expanding.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office said late Tuesday that 26 facilities were being investigated nationwide over allegations of manipulated waiting times and other issues.

They also may be discussing this Washington Post report about warnings to the VA that wait lists were being manipulated – four years ago:

Robert Petzel resigned last week as the top health official for the Department of Veterans Affairs, just one day after testifying before a Senate committee that he knew VA health clinics were using inappropriate scheduling practices as early as 2010. …

Petzel admitted that he knew of the issue after Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) questioned him about the memo below, in which a top VA executive warned the directors of all VA health networks that questionable scheduling practices would “not be tolerated.”

The message summarized at least 17 tactics that VA hospitals were known to have used to hide treatment delays and give the impression they were meeting the department’s goal of seeing patients within 14 to 30 days.

That question didn’t get as much attention as did Petzel’s answers on whether people would be terminated for fraud. It’s getting more traction now, and that may mean the end of Shinseki’s run at VA.

At least, that’s what the Morning Joe panel believes, with Bill Kristol drawing the obvious conclusion from the rapidly-arranged presidential face time:

Two days ago, Obama expressed his “confidence” in Shinseki, which in earlier administrations was an early warning signal of personnel changes. That hasn’t been the case with Obama … until now, perhaps. It’s not quite as clear-cut as Kristol suggests that this is a prelude to a Cabinet change, but Shinseki is rapidly running out of room even if he emerges with his job intact. Obama is coming under a lot of pressure to act, even more so than with the ObamaCare debacle. Veterans have died and are dying because of this corruption in the VA, and it’s clear that the current team did nothing while it festered and metastasized. If Shinseki isn’t out today, he’s going to be out soon — and both of them would be wise to end it quickly rather than draw out the drama.


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“Listen here bud. I’ve had to act all mad and shiite for the last few days, put my golf game on hold, and generally be asked a lot of questions and you know I hate questions. I’m tired of it, I have fundraisers to attend and you’re effing it up. So here’s the deal: You gotta go to protect me. Sorry but there it is.”

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Gee, whatever might they be discussing?

His new position under the bus, how he’ll like it, and how his mouth will remain shut.

onomo on May 21, 2014 at 8:46 AM

*Obama menacingly holding a 9 iron*

“Hey Shins, if this keeps up I might have to cancel my next t-time. You don’t want me to cancel my next tee time, do you? Resign so I can make my next tee time, cause I’s gots to swing this club whether I make my tee time or not. Capiche?”

NotCoach on May 21, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Obama is a War Criminal

Privatize It on May 21, 2014 at 8:48 AM

So I guess that Obama is finally going to fire someone in his administration for incompetence. Of course Obama won’t take any of the blame, he did not know about it until the press started to report on this scandal.

SC.Charlie on May 21, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Maybe they’ll just do what they’ve done with Sebilius’ job and put a name in that just seems to sit there and never get voted upon so the “top job” is vacant so there’s no one to really have to answer any more questions as the thing gets worse and worse and worse…

UnderstandingisPower on May 21, 2014 at 8:50 AM

If I was Shinseki, I would not go, I would send Obama an email saying that I am busy for the next two years trying hide all the evidence that Obama knew all about the fraud that has killed Vets and that I am sure that Obama wants to me to do a good job getting rid of all the evidence

georgealbert on May 21, 2014 at 8:51 AM

They are going to tell him if he leaves and keeps his mouth shut he’ll get paid a bunch of money and get his pension. Otherwise…

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Bottom line, you don’t go into Memorial Day weekend with an “unresolved” VA scandal. This is, IMO, nothing more than a show meeting (how could it be anything but without a clear agenda hashed out ahead of time?) The question is it to give Shinseki his walking papers, provide political lebensraum to the administration, or cynically is this nothing more than a strategic meeting on how best to contain the scandal?

The reality is that the lack of concern, passion, or outrage by the administration has been noted by the American public and veterans’ organizations.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 8:52 AM

How does the media report, with a straight face, that Obama learned of this on the news? Is this where they let the public figure out that they are listening to b.s. on their own? Usually they are more than willing to spoon feed their conclusions or views, but now they hope the low info “get it”.

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2014 at 8:54 AM

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I don’t think they need to warn him to keep his mouth shut, he’s up to his eyeballs in this mess. Also, I think his pension is secure regardless. Probably a nice job on K Street also.

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Obama noticed that Jon Stewart was making fun of Shinseki. So now he has to go.

BuckeyeSam on May 21, 2014 at 8:56 AM

They’ve waited a few days to make time for all the shredding. Hey you computer geeks (that’s an affectionate term designed to show my respect) how can they get rid of the digital evidence and can they?

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Shin Shin gets fired and we are all expected to move on, that’s how this will work.

The MSM whores brush it all away like it never happened and the nation gets back to concentrating on whether or not Lady Gaga’s comeback tour is successful.

Single Payer is going to be joyous.

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Uh oh…Now he’s gonna find out just how mad as hell the Dog Eater is…maybe he’ll have the marks to prove it, too….What a freakin’ joke our country is these days. The world is laughing it’s collective ass off at what we have become in a matter of five and a half years.

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Obama and Shinseki should resign immediately. It’s the American thing to do. Both these people are ultimately responsible for our vets welfare. Both of these people knew they were mistreating vets and LET IT CONTINUE.

No excuse is acceptable

HotAirian on May 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Counter-attack being planned, is my estimate.

The One invariably doubles down. In questioning the competence, etc., of any of his chosen minions, you are in his mind questioning him, and his ego reacts badly to that.

Look for “revelations of problems” under GWB. Followed by the MSM circling the wagons yet again.

I’m inclined to expect IRS audits of anyone The One suspects of “disloyalty” on the subject, as well. Including Congresscritters and Senators.

Now you know why Axum had the custom of sarwen review before crowning a new negusa negast. The One would not have been accepted.

(Extra credit if you know which historical model, and SF novel series, that last bit comes from.)

clear ether

eon

eon on May 21, 2014 at 8:59 AM

“Mr Shinseki, your bus awaits without.”

vnvet on May 21, 2014 at 8:59 AM

They will blame this on Bush. CNN has started this morning

weedisgood on May 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

It’s only Wednesday.

I expected this on Friday at 7:59 so that Fox couldn’t get it in Special Report or Greta, who seems to be doing her show live. BOR is taped earlier. Kelly seems to do her show live, but by 9 pm on a holiday weekend few people are watching.

BuckeyeSam on May 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

The obviously spin upcoming here is going to be — Shinseki resigns. Crisis over. Team Obama and their backers in the media will proceed to use the “We replaced the guy in charge. It’s old news now,” line, as if now that one person has been changed, there’s no longer any reason for the press or the public to care about the doctored lists or the deaths in the hospitals around the country, let alone finding out if any other VA facilities were involved in the scheme.

jon1979 on May 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

He is out. Too little and way too late to do anything other than save any face for Obama. He needs to get out front and show some leadership but that is sadly lacking with him.

Johnnyreb on May 21, 2014 at 9:04 AM

The wheels on the bus go round and round…

Illinidiva on May 21, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Odds are that Shinseki stays. Never underestimate this admin.

dforston on May 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

The message summarized at least 17 tactics that VA hospitals were known to have used to hide treatment delays and give the impression they were meeting the department’s goal of seeing patients within 14 to 30 days.

Say, lefties, you want Obamacare and eventual single-payer? Here’s what’s coming.

BuckeyeSam on May 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Say what you want. Shinseki isn’t a great VA Secretary, but this crap didn’t start and won’t end with him.

It’s not an Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. problem either. It’s a government run enterprise problem. You have what amounts to infinite demand with limited supply.

Sadly, the VA received ungodly amounts of funding, but zero to little increase in productivity. They’ve added mandatory overtime for their employees and tons of personnel(mostly “administrative” or “managerial” positions).

simon on May 21, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Obama: Ok, Eric, you have only one option, the same one that I’ve offered to all my employees that embarrass me—paid leave and a promotion in a few months. I’m certain there will be openings in the IRS soon.

Rovin on May 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM

It’s sad how many current bureaucrats lack even a scintilla of integrity or honor.

workingclass artist on May 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM

They will blame this on Bush. CNN has started this morning

weedisgood on May 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

To be fair, the VA hasn’t the epitome of good management for decades. But over the past five and a half years the VA has not been underfunded or under-resourced. The continual claim is that the wait times have been improved and the backlog has been eliminated. The reality is that it was all cooking the books and Shinseki got caught making claims based on fraud. Bad enough but when your lazy stupid boss has taken victory laps based on these fake numbers…… well it isn’t good when you make your rat-eared superior look bad.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Obama: Ok, Eric, you have only one option, the same one that I’ve offered to all my employees that embarrass me—paid leave and a promotion in a few months. I’m certain there will be openings in the IRS soon.

Rovin on May 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I’d prefer an old school response. Okay Eric, I’m going to leave this revolver here and step out for a smoke. I think you know what to do.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Even if he does quit to spend more time with his family, who are they going to replace him with. They don’t know anybody capable. What they do want to do is get it off the front page.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

To be fair, the VA hasn’t the epitome of good management for decades. But over the past five and a half years the VA has not been underfunded or under-resourced. The continual claim is that the wait times have been improved and the backlog has been eliminated. The reality is that it was all cooking the books and Shinseki got caught making claims based on fraud. Bad enough but when your lazy stupid boss has taken victory laps based on these fake numbers…… well it isn’t good when you make your rat-eared superior look bad.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Obama just learned all that happened by reading your post.

NotCoach on May 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

He is out. Too little and way too late to do anything other than save any face for Obama. He needs to get out front and show some leadership but that is sadly lacking with him.

Johnnyreb on May 21, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Sacking him won’t change a thing. The problem here is a government run healthcare not the personnel.

The whole system needs revamping. Changing people is just like playing musical chairs. Different person,same problem.

weedisgood on May 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Even if he does quit to spend more time with his family, who are they going to replace him with. They don’t know anybody capable. What they do want to do is get it off the front page.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

That isn’t going to happen so long as the scandal is spreading. WaPo is reporting 26 facilities so far, and the VA has far far more than 26 facilities.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Apparently new messes at the Secret Service are starting to bubble up. Obama is going to need a pad of pink slips.

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Obama’s got 2 buffoons serving as his Sec State & Sec Defense – for really the only reason that they are anti-war ex-military.

Shinseki was a high-ranking, outspoken, anti-Iraq War general. Those are hard to come by. Obama will not let him go.

crrr6 on May 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM

President Obama plans to meet with embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Wednesday morning in the Oval Office, as the White House starts to get more involved in probing allegations that veterans died while waiting for care.

I hope Shinseki stops at the newstand and picks up the Washington Post for Barry. He probably should read it before meeting with Shinseki to get the latest briefing on this scandal.

DaveDief on May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

The wheels on the bus go round and round “Thump. Thump! THUMP!”

Illinidiva on May 21, 2014 at 9:06 AM

ReWrite™ engaged for current road conditions.

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

We should be offering vouchers to our veterans. Similar to school-vouchers, they should receive medical vouchers that allow them to choose the medical care of their choice.

Perfect stop-gap measure until the VA can be entirely dismantled.

airupthere on May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

weedisgood on May 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

I think you are correct. The problem seems to by the entire organization, right down to the janitorial staff not keeping things clean and the entire staff total lack of “customer service”.

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

It’s too early for them to fire the top guy. This scandal is still developing. When the next shoe drops, who do they fire then? Obama should only fire Shinseki when the revelations stop coming. Don’t they know anything about scandal management?

Immolate on May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Say what you want. Shinseki isn’t a great VA Secretary, but this crap didn’t start and won’t end with him.

It’s not an Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. problem either. It’s a government run enterprise problem. You have what amounts to infinite demand with limited supply.

Sadly, the VA received ungodly amounts of funding, but zero to little increase in productivity. They’ve added mandatory overtime for their employees and tons of personnel(mostly “administrative” or “managerial” positions).

simon on May 21, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Get rid the Title 38 nonsense and it will run a bit smoother.

At what level does funding have to be for you to consider it “ungodly”?

Johnnyreb on May 21, 2014 at 9:19 AM

MSM narrative: Faced with his first real scandal, which by the way was Bush’s fault, Captain Kickass does what Captain Kickass does best.

forest on May 21, 2014 at 9:19 AM

The old saying is that war is hell but they never explained how the hell continues when soldiers come home and need treatment. Th current regime is no different than those past. They know about it and do nothing. Shinseki was one of them and still did nothing.

Kissmygrits on May 21, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Say, lefties, you want Obamacare and eventual single-payer? Here’s what’s coming.

BuckeyeSam on May 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

They welcome it…as long as they can, like the Soviet nomenklatura they style themselves as, sidestep it.

Steve Eggleston on May 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

They will blame this on Bush. CNN has started this morning

weedisgood on May 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Inheriting any problem but refusing to address it is not an excuse….It is a sign of incompetence.

All presidents inherit problems from previous administrations.

It’s called governance.

Sheesh!

workingclass artist on May 21, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Apparently new messes at the Secret Service are starting to bubble up. Obama is going to need a pad of pink slips.

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Valerie Jarrett is in way over her pay grade isn’t she?

workingclass artist on May 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Say, lefties, you want Obamacare and eventual single-payer? Here’s what’s coming.

BuckeyeSam on May 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

They didn’t mean for them, you dumb homophobe, there will be special gold-star facilities for them and the rest of us get People’s Hospitals.

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Obama obviously needs a new media strategy for who to blame for this.
He also needs a new way to cook the books and hide patients so it looks like he’s actually put in reforms that are working.

TarheelBen on May 21, 2014 at 9:26 AM

They will blame this on Bush. CNN has started this morning

weedisgood on May 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

And, of course, you’ll be right there in front of your TV, smoking a blunt and cheering them on, right Cheech??

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Don’t they know anything about scandal management?

Immolate on May 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

I’m going to say that they don’t know anything about scandal management. First was how they dismissed this as isolated to the Phoenix VA. Then there was Shinseki’s “madder than hell” statement that came off as if he was just told the kitchen had run out of the daily special or something (A very creepy disassociated and cold attitude to the fact that the VA has been committing fraud and killing veterans). They thought they could represent a retirement as a firing after having already pulled the trigger on that trick with the IRS scandal. Then there has been the dead silence from the White House other than Carney’s comments about confidence in Shinseki.

The only way to have handled this is showing some passion and a sense of urgency in getting to the bottom of the scandal instead of launching a months-long internal audit.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

To be fair, the VA hasn’t the epitome of good management for decades. But over the past five and a half years the VA has not been underfunded or under-resourced.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Condenses it all in one nice little package.

Hope and Change with the “right” people running the show combined with massive amounts of funding was supposed to bring near-perfection.

It’s almost as if throwing money at a problem and the throwing being done by a herd of jackasses in suits doesn’t work. Maybe next time we won’t elect someone based on the color of their skin.

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

“Seppuku time, buddy.”

Rix on May 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Nothing will happen to this guy…the meeting is to discuss
how he and the President can counter attack, and lay ALL
the blame on the Bush Administration…hell, current R’s are piling
on Bush..MCConnell did so the other evening on Fox.

THIS is one subject, that Bush, who revered the military, should
come out swinging, and fight back…alas, no R’s have the desire
to do this. So we are left with a group of lower than Whale Sh*t
parasites, masquerading as human beings, smearing the Bush
Administration….and not a damn thing will be done to combat this…

(And people wonder why I support Sarah Palin)

ToddPA on May 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Obama just learned all that happened by reading your post.

NotCoach on May 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Thread-winner!

Rovin on May 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Barry will bloviate on this at 10:45 this morning.

TarheelBen on May 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Obama obviously needs a new media strategy for who to blame for this.
He also needs a new way to cook the books and hide patients so it looks like he’s actually put in reforms that are working.

TarheelBen on May 21, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Maybe a social media blitz “#ItsBushsFault” or something.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM

They probably bar him from visiting the Officer’s Club next time he is on at a military post…

albill on May 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM

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Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Barry will bloviate on this at 10:45 this morning.

TarheelBen on May 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Which means 11:15. I guess he read the front page of the WaPo this morning.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM

(And people wonder why I support Sarah Palin)

ToddPA on May 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

I’m guessing that isn’t the only thing people wonder about you.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Oh goody…dear leader will bloviate and blame W for this

cmsinaz on May 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

He won’t take questions or he’ll use the gop straw man. and the lapdogs won’t bring up his 07 remarks bashing W

cmsinaz on May 21, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Within two months, Dear Leader will be declaring that there is not a smidgen……..

d1carter on May 21, 2014 at 9:51 AM

(And people wonder why I support Sarah Palin)

ToddPA on May 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

I’m guessing that isn’t the only thing people wonder about you.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

good…let em wonder…..

ToddPA on May 21, 2014 at 9:52 AM

(In 2013) “By the next fiscal year, the VA budget is projected to rise 58 percent since 2009 to $152.7 billion, more than double the $70.9 billion spent in 2005, agency figures show.”(Military.com)

In 2014, Shinseki asked for $164M for FY2015.

Increases in billions. (Just pointing that out.)

And I’m not arguing veterans don’t deserve it. I’m arguing that we aren’t getting what we’re paying for. Those billions of dollars are gobbled up by bureaucrats.

(For instance, when they wanted to; the VA “cleared” a 2 year backlog in 2 months. Either way you look at it, if it could be done that quickly, why wasn’t it done earlier? It wasn’t a priority, for the agency or the country.)

simon on May 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM

If in fact, Obama gives Shinseki the axe, it will be accompanied with the declaration that he had “fixed” the problem, there will be no further debate on the issue, case closed. In his dreams maybe.

Dan_NV on May 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Barry will bloviate on this at 10:45 this morning.

TarheelBen on May 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Or whenever they finish writing and arguing over the speech.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Obama is a War Criminal

Privatize It on May 21, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Hey, he said he was good at killing people. How were we to know that included our family members in service?
Uhm… on second thought there… yeah I withdraw the question. Who the hell didn’t see this coming?

onomo on May 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

(For instance, when they wanted to; the VA “cleared” a 2 year backlog in 2 months. Either way you look at it, if it could be done that quickly, why wasn’t it done earlier? It wasn’t a priority, for the agency or the country.)

simon on May 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM

But we know how they did it. They shunted some people onto a siding and ran the easy ones through on the train.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM

(And people wonder why I support Sarah Palin)

ToddPA on May 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Not me, ToddPA…I’ve been a Palin supporter since her 1st speech on the national stage. There is not another person…male, female of ‘one of those’ that comes close to epitomizing the very values and ideals that this nation was founded upon. She is fierce..she is consistent..and she is an honest and fully vetted candidate. Too bad the low info loons bought into the libiot assault on her. We deserve what we get when we refuse to do our own research and listen to the moon bats…

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Or whenever they finish writing and arguing over the speech.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:06 AM

They are pouring over ‘You-Tube’ looking for a video to blame…

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM

They are pouring over ‘You-Tube’ looking for a video to blame…

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM

They don’t need to do that. They have Bush to blame. And I saw someone blaming Reagan.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Crankyoldlady: I completely agree and am not disputing that at all. Blame that on VA compensation incentives and quotas. (Although at some level, how else do you measure productivity?)

What the VA did was tantamount to a “12 items or less” line in the grocery store. The guy with milk had to wait behind the guy with 2 carts full. (The guy with the milk is happy but, sadly, now the guy with two carts full still needs help. But where are the follow up stories about those soldiers? Obama’s PR people aren’t going to run them.) With all the positive PR the VA has received -and released-, has anyone see the current backlog of appeals? How bad are those wait times? (Try some cases since 2006 and 2007…)

My point was, they cleared a backlog from 2 years or more in 2 months. That sudden level of productivity is both unexplainable and accidentally embarrassing because they’ve revealed they are capable of quickly resolving claims.

It’s not a matter of a workload capacity problem, but efficiency and will of the VA employee.

simon on May 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

They don’t need to do that. They have Bush to blame. And I saw someone blaming Reagan.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I think that was Elizabeth (Lyawatha)Warren…

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Shinseki is planning on spending more time with his family, and the Dog Eater in Chief is going to thank him on behalf of all you veterans for all of his hard work and dedication in helping to clean up the mess he inherited from George W. Bush. But man Oh man, is Barack pissed off. Shinseki has the marks to prove it, too…

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Go over the “Honorable” part of his title again. I lost something in there.

NoPain on May 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

What a bunch of bull shlt!!!!!! Am I the only American who has simply had enough of this rat bass turd and his lying, wart covered face mucking up my TV screen?? Impeach the sumbitch…and DO IT NOW!!!!!

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

My last post didn’t escape the mods, so let me tone it down a bit. Mr. Obama….You lie Thank you very much…sheeeeesh

bimmcorp on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Shinseki gets called to White House meeting

…blowjob?

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Obama’s not worried about it. Next week’s scandal will take everyone’s mind off this one.

The Obama administration’s primary defense against any scandal taking
root is that it must inevitably be displaced next week by a new one. So nothing lasts. All anyone can do is Move On.

Administrations absolutely swamped by scandal have a defense unavailable to more competent administrations: “dense pack.”

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/05/17/cant-stop-the-music/

Jayrae on May 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Heck of a job Brownie….errr…..Shinseki

MistyLane on May 21, 2014 at 12:36 PM

As the last passengers boarded the train leaving I’m Outraged, the conductor shouted “next stop Phony Scandal.”

randy on May 21, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Two days ago, Obama expressed his “confidence” in Shinseki, which in earlier administrations was an early warning signal of personnel changes.

Kiss of death for Schicki.

koolbob on May 21, 2014 at 8:36 PM