Well, yes, I suppose we should be paying more attention to these political firings than to that governor’s infidelity
Stacy McCain wants to know how come we’re all paying so much attention to Governor Sanford’s Argentinian Adventure than we are to the way the Obama administration is firing Inspector Generals who are watchdogging federal spending.
Yeah, good point. The firings (and potential underlying corruption behind them) are more important. So:
- There’s a Memeorandum thread;
- Dan Riehl here.
Those last two links are about somebody named Ellen Acheson, a muckety-muck with Amtrak, and what looks like a bunch of crisscrossing conflicts of interest.
- And So It Goes In Shreveport has the lowdown on how other events are sweeping this under the rug.
- And No Sheeples Here has another roundup, complete with photoshopped White House fence.
Everybody’s talking about how deep this thing runs. How much there is to it.
But, see, that’s a problem. The more there is to it, the harder it is to explain. The harder it is to explain, the easier it is to obfuscate. The easier it is to obfuscate, the more likely the general public will ignore it entirely. Especially since the MSM isn’t likely to take up the charge.
No disrespect to Don McCain, who’s doing a millipede’s worth of legwork on this, but here it is:
Gerald Walpin was investigating a possible misuse of federal AmeriCorps funds by a devout Obama supporter. Obama fired Walpin, and then lied about why.
So simple, you could explain it on a cocktail napkin. Half a cocktail napkin. He disappeared to visit his mistress in Argentina. He was hiding bribe money in his refrigerator.
And then you say: and he’s fired other Inspector Generals, too!
UPDATE – Linked by Moe Lane, who applies the KISS principle to another wing of the story.