"The transparent sacking comes just as Amtrak is awash in more than $1.3 billion of new federal stimulus funds. It comes on the heels of the unceremonious dismissal of Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who dared to probe financial shenanigans by Obama cronies. (See "Obama's AmeriCrooks and cronies scandal," June 17, 2009.) And it comes on the heels of the stifling of veteran Environmental Protection Agency employee Alan Carlin, the researcher who dared to question the Obama administration's conventional wisdom on global warming. (See "EPA's game of global warming hide-and-seek," June 26, 2009)."
"Question the timing? You betcha."
"So, who is behind the railroading of the Amtrak inspector general? As with the story of the AmeriCorps firing, which has First Lady Michelle Obama's fingerprints on it, the Amtrak case smells like cronyism." . . .
Â Posted by Moe Lane
Friday, June 26th at 9:40AM EDT
If you don't have time to read the report that apparently triggered the Weiderhold matter (said report is also available via Senator Grassley's office, as part of his ongoing investigation) - or even Stacy McCain's article - here's a quick timeline.
- June 18, 2009: Fred Weiderhold, Inspector General for Amtrak, receives a report from a third-party legal firm indicating that Amtrak's Law Department's oversight of the Office of the Inspector General resulted in a situation where (as Grassley's letter put it) "Amtrak's policies and procedures have systematically violated the letter and spirit of the Inspector General Act." The firm recommends that Congress be notified, either at the next semiannual report or immediately.
- June 18, 2009 (evening): Weiderhold resigns.
Â LEE says:Â While you are still pondering the newly reported firing/retirement of ANOTHER Inspector General (above), I hope there are still some of us who are also keeping this entire issueÂ andÂ Inspector General Walpin in particularÂ in mind.
If you are interested, I'd be glad for you to visit, or revisit, this issue through a Gather, or Google search orÂ by way of these articles of mine:
Inspector General Walpin fired .. videos included
This article is unintentionally the sameÂ as another one of mine (don't ask, it's a boring story), Inspector General Fired? Fired! ; but the comments are different if someone is interested in those.
Ye Kin Take the man outta Chicago and ACORN; but ye caint take the Chicago and ACORN outta the man ...Â (Renamed "Acorn, AmeriCorps, Walpin, and Obama")
This one is related to the others irtÂ the fired Inspector GeneralÂ because of the Americorp/ACORN/Obama connection which seems to validate Gerald Walpin's opinions and actions that seem to have gotten him fired.Â Mmmm...