I try really really hard to avoid the term “Orwellian,” but I can’t help it here: This is Orwellian word use on steroids to the googleplex degree. Byron York reports that the White House is calling the firing of AmeriCorps IG Gerald Walpin an act of “political courage.” When thuggery is called courage, when corruption is called integrity, when ignoring the spirit of the law is called judiciousness…. well, then, that’s when this firing becomes defensible. This is a sinister White House.
Just a note: How simple would it have been to give a nice (non-pecuniary) inducement to entice Mr. Walpin into retirement, considering that he almost retired on his own five months ago anyway and had said he would reconsider his status at the end of the month? Easy as winning a poker hand when being deal four aces, that’s how easy. But instead these thugs at the White House fired the guy, without proper notice. What are they trying to hide? Perhaps they fear he will stay on and be around to expose the corruption when they try to send contracts through ACORN or turn various grantees into a political army. That’s what they are surely trying to hide.
These people must, by all legal means, be stopped. Cold. They are dangerous.