Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Michelle Malkin Reports on IG-Gate

Michelle Malkin's syndicated column today moves the story forward substantially with this:

Sen. [Chuck] Grassley has requested that Amtrak supply information on [inspector general Fred] Weiderhold's unexpected retirement, as well as internal and personal materials related to his departure and the report on Amtrak managers' meddling. On the House side, Reps. Edolphus Towns (D.-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.) announced a probe Monday into Amtrak's actions. They zeroed in on Amtrak’s choice of Lorraine Green to replace "retired" IG Weiderhold. . . .
Who is Lorraine Green? She’s a former Amtrak human resources executive and faithful Democrat donor with no experience in the inspector general business. Her expertise? Managing "diversity initiatives" for the agency. Watchdog out. Lapdog in.

Read the whole thing. She gives me credit for pushing the story last week. I had mentioned this at The American Spectator blog:
The professional staff of the Amtrak IG office is reportedly now "terrified" about their job security, because Amtrak put their human resources director in charge of the IG staff.
Naming Lorraine Green and explaining her "diversity" specialty are important facts I didn't have. The Towns-Issa investigation is also news I hadn't heard. So Michelle is doing real reporting in her column.

One reason I get so infuriated about idiocies like the attacks on Sarah Palin is because that stuff distracts from more important things. The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post had important stories, and I missed it. Now there will be more work to do next week, just to catch up.

Meanwhile, I've got figure out how to lay hands on an extra 200 feet of fuse, drive to Alabama, shoot off the fireworks . . .

1 comment:

  1. A poem by Robert Oswald Belvedere...

    RSM, don't feel so blue
    'Cause I missed those articles too
    Sometimes you have to go to the proverbial loo
    Now finally they're linked at WWU...

    ...AM, that is: