Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama to Walpin: You're Fired

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Well, who among us couldn't have seen this coming? World Net Daily is reporting that Inspector General Gerald Walpin has been fired by the White House. His crime against Obamamanity? Doing his job.

As Inspector General, Walpin was given the task of investigating waste and fraud within the government. Isn't that a huge undertaking! Walpin uncovered gross misappropriation of AmeriCorps funds by the St. HOPE Academy program – run by Obama supporter and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. Walpin filed two reports of his findings with Congress. Then...BLAMO! Barry says, "You're fired."

"I think you have to look at the facts and the circumstances and reach your conclusions," Walpin said in a WND interview. "I will tell you that [my firing] came only after we had issued those two reports to Congress, and I don't think that's a coincidence."

Further, Walpin said, "I am convinced that I and my office are not guilty of any impropriety. In essence, I was fired for doing my job."

Independent, federal inspectors general are supposed to be granted special protection from political interference – thanks in part to a law co-sponsored by the then-Senator Barack Obama – to ensure that they are free to investigate waste and fraud uninfluenced by political cronyism.

According to the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008, co-sponsored by Obama, inspectors general do not serve at the president's pleasure and therefore cannot be fired without 30 days notice and written cause for the decision sent to Congress.

Walpin says that he was given an ultimatum by White House counsel Norman L. Eisen: Resign within the hour or be fired. Walpin refused to resign. You go, Gerald!!!

We knew Obama was a thug from the Chicago political machine, but countless numbers of people voted for him anyway. It seems that the Gestapo is alive and well.

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Bungalow Bill said...

If you do your job the old way, you don't stand a chance.

blackandgoldfan said...

It's a shame it's come to that. For all the talk of "transparency", we didn't hear anything about this in the MSM. Also, who's going to defend this guy? He's not a crooked minority Democrat.