This has the Michelle Obama smell all over it

WASHINGTON — Responding to criticism from a Senate Democratic ally, President Obama explained why he fired the Inspector General of the AmeriCorps without the 30-day notification required by law, calling Gerald Walpin so “confused” and “disoriented” that there was reason to question “his capacity to serve.”

In a letter to the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Committee that oversees AmeriCorps, Obama listed these alleged defects in Walpin’s leadership as an Inspector General.

Removed after unanimous request from the AmeriCorps board of directors
At May, 20, 2009, board meeting Walpin “was confused, disoriented and unable to answer questions and exhibited behavior that led the board to question his capacity to serve.”
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California complained about Walpin’s conduct to the IG oversight board and alleged he withheld exculpatory evidence.
Walpin had “been absent from the Corporation’s headquarters, insisting upon working from his home in New York over the objection” of the board.
He “exhibited a lack of candor in providing material information to decision makers.”
He “engaged in other troubling and inappropriate conduct.”
He “had become unduly disruptive to agency operations, impairing his effectiveness.”
The letter, authored by Norman Eisen, Special Counsel to the President for ethics, concluded: “It was for these reasons that Mr. Walpin was removed.”

Hours before, Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, criticized Obama for failing to specify why he fired Walpin.

“The White House has failed to follow the proper procedure in notifying Congress as to the removal of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service,” McCaskill said in a statement. “The legislation which was passed last year requires that the president give a reason for the removal. ‘Loss of confidence’ is not a sufficient reason. I’m hopeful the White House will provide a more substantive rationale, in writing, as quickly as possible.”

Obama voted for the legislation requiring specific notification to Congress of the reasons to dismiss an inspector general. Any move to fire an inspector general requires 30-days notice. Obama voted for the law to strengthen the independence of inspectors general.

Walpin led a 2008 investigation into allegations of misused taxpayer funds distributed by AmeriCorps to the St. HOPE Academy of Sacramento, founded in 1989 by Obama supporter and former NBA player Kevin Johnson. Walpin said Johnson, now mayor of Sacramento, misused roughly $850,000 in AmeriCorps funds. His referral to the U.S. Attorney’s Office did not result in the filing of criminal charges. But St. HOPE officials agreed, via a settlement, to repay half of its AmeriCorps grants.

On Tuesday, Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, sought all White House information Walpin’s firing. That followed a request from Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, that AmeriCorps provide “any and all records, e-mail, memoranda, documents, communications, or other information” related to Walpin’s firing. Issa and Grassley are minority members of congressional oversight panels.

Republicans also have asked what role, if any, First Lady Michelle Obama played in Walpin’s firing. The White House denies she had any voice in Walpin’s future with the agency.

Republicans began to question Michelle Obama’s role after press reports indicated she was taking a strong interest in AmeriCorps activities and when her former chief of staff, Jackie Norris, became a “senior adviser” to the Corporation for National and Community Service, also known as AmeriCorps.

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18 responses to “This has the Michelle Obama smell all over it

  1. zachjonesishome

    Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals”

    Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon – Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it

    …calling Gerald Walpin so “confused” and “disoriented” that there was reason to question “his capacity to serve….

  2. noway2no

    Ooh that smell

  3. bho boo

    However BOMO are on record giving kudos to Walpin prior, as well as asking him to give a major speech…
    and he still broke his own law that he cosponsored in firing Walpin with 1 hour to decide to resign or be terminated…

    nah shit stinks that’s why the flies buzz around the rotting evil shitfilled corpse of obama

  4. bho boo

    AND BOMO have MOTIVE to fire then cover then find false justification

    motive being johnson and million$ of Americorp kickback pay to play monies they do not want tracked

  5. I wonder what MicHELLe Obama smells like.

    Cocoa butter and a menstruating chimp?

  6. JC

    I have watched several interviews with Mr. Walprin, he does not seemed confused or disoriented to me…this stinks and it stinks bad…too bad the stupid BHO/Luicfer loving media will vilify Mr. Walprin hoping he will just die and go away…

  7. Fishleg

    Inherently evil.

  8. Cuss

    I sure miss Bill and Hillary.

  9. JC

    Yeah, the good ole days…

  10. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    When will real reporters start asking Obama about this?

    I haven’t seen any of the interviews Obama gave yesterday. Does anyone know if he was asked about this?

  11. IB>

    DIDN’T YOU SEE?? THE FLY?? THAT’S what happens to media outlets that ask him and his admin REAL questions.

  12. kristy

    It is fitting for him though…

    another name for beelzebub is lord of the flies.

    and like bho boo said; flies are attracted to shit.

  13. ANGRY AMERICAN

    apeshit for obowma, obozo, obongo, oblowme, osuckarabcock.

  14. kristy

    don’t forget “obastard”

    technically no one can actually clarify who his daddy is, which is the correct definition for the title “bastard” ;-)

  15. Common Hypnotism

    Hate to disagree Kristy, but I actually have discovered who Oba-mao’s actual father is.

    This is a picture of the allegedly “African Government Worker” father.
    Barack Obama's Father

    This is a picture of him actually identified. On the left in red.

  16. live oak

    I can smell the stench all the way from here. Flies hang around garbage and dead bodies. This story isn’t going away. Walpin is a good man.

  17. Fishleg

    The sasquatch and her gay husband belong behind bars.

  18. Tman

    You people don’t know how close to satan obama and his “wife” really are. They are doing the devil’s work. I believe it will catch up to them soon. Sometime soon the ignorant people that wanted “change”, are going to realize they didn’t want their country changed to a communist one. Have fun now obama and libs because come next November you people are going to be rendered powerless. The midterm elections should make obama a lame duck if the republicans will fight him now and speak out against his satanic policies. He is doing all of this on purpose. He is not a stupid man. He hates this country and he is doing everything he can, as cooly as he can, to ruin it. I don’t even believe his approval ratings. It’s all a lie. Fight him hard and now if you love this country. His agenda has to be stopped.

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