Richard Milhous Obama?
posted at 11:03 pm on June 21, 2009 by The Other McCain
One August day in 1974, a 14-year-old kid turned on the TV and watched the President of the United States climb aboard a helicopter, flash a V-for-victory sign, and fly away. Nearly 35 years later, the kid had some strange reactions to this Washington Times editorial:
On the very same day that the president fired Mr. Walpin, St. Hope’s executive director, Rick Maya, left his job at St. Hope. He did not go quietly. His resignation letter charged Mr. Johnson and several St. Hope board members with numerous ethical violations. Most explosively, he charged that a board member improperly deleted e-mails of Mr. Johnson’s that already were under a federal subpoena. . . .
On Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reported that Mr. Maya’s allegations have been deemed serious enough that the FBI is investigating potential obstruction of justice at St. Hope. In that light, the firing of Mr. Walpin, who properly blew the whistle on mismanagement and possible corruption, looks ill-considered. . . .
You can read the rest, but the sublime understatement of that phrase, “ill-considered,” hit me like an acid flashback. Does the phrase “second-rate burglary” ring a bell? Of course, it’s unlikely that IG-Gate will go that far — especially when the White House press corps does as much hard-hitting investigative journalism as the Jonas Brothers fan-club newsletter — but there does seem to be an interesting pattern developing here.
Little noticed last week was the sudden and unexplained resignation of Fred E. Weiderhold , the inspector general for AmTrak, Joe Biden’s pet program. It was just one more domino in the stack, so let’s start the week with a massive round-up of Obama’s Chicago Way, USA.