Thursday, June 18, 2009

From the "You Have Got To Be Kidding Me" Department: Obama says illegal firing of Inspector General was an act of political courage

What kind of "political courage" does it take to fire AmeriCorps IG, Gerald Walpin, the above pictured grandpa figure? From Byron York in the Washington Examiner:

According to first-hand reports from a Congressional aide regarding a conversation with White House lawyers,
[White House Special Council, Norman] Eisen said he knew that removing Walpin might be seen as an action that would raise questions. "But [Eisen] said that what they did in trying to fix the situation was an act of political courage -- and 'political courage' is the phrase they used," says the aide.

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