Saturday, June 13, 2009

Is This an Impeachable Offense?

I was just reading this article, and had to ask.

Obama fires watchdog who barked at his crony

By Drew Zahn

Former Inspector General Gerald Walpin filed two reports exposing gross misappropriation of federal AmeriCorps funds by a prominent Barack Obama supporter and was shortly thereafter fired by the White House, circumstances he told WND are likely linked and others have called an outright illegal action by the administration.

"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.

But after Walpin dared to push for action against the St. HOPE Academy program – run by Obama supporter and former NBA star Kevin Johnson – which had misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal AmeriCorps funds, he nonetheless found himself fired by the White House under circumstances that have led some to wonder if Obama has violated his own co-sponsored law in retaliation.

Read the rest if you wish.

I realize we have a less then appropriate congress for handling such a matter as this, but could it be possible? The devil is in the details. If we have people in office that follow their oath and apply the law and the constitution to the issue in question then they must impeach. If instead we have a bunch of elitists who are above the law, then we as a nation have a major problem.

This could snowball the eligibility issue and make for a very difficult time in US history.

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Blogger drjim said...

""a bunch of elitists who are above the law""
That doomed Nixon, but then he wasn't a left-wing socialist who had the press and most of Congress in his pocket!
I doubt if anything will come of this. Obama has already committed numerous illegal acts, and nobody says anything.

10:59 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Craig said...

World Net Daily? Give me a break! Sarah Palin really did fire people unjustly. Think they wrote about that? It's too bad the truth keeps getting in the way of your fantasies. The GOP will rise again, just not any time soon. Keep those daydreams coming until then.

11:56 AM, June 14, 2009  
Blogger ablur said...

drjim- I don't think anything will come of it either.

Craig- you can say the same thing about any news organization in America because they are all biased and not giving us the straight scoop.
I can usually get better information from the European news agencies then from those here.
As for the GOP, until they stop trying to please everyone they will never amount to anything.

12:32 PM, June 14, 2009  

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