June 17, 2009
Obama firings gain no media criticism
Barack Obama, the first black President (discounting Bill Clinton), reportedly is getting ready to fire the first Native American ever to serve as a U.S. Attorney in the country's history.
Diane Humetewa, U.S. Attorney in Phoenix, was put in place by President George W. Bush. Humetewa replaced the fired Paul Charlton. Charlton was one of eight U.S. Attorneys fired by the Bush Administration. For some reason, the firings brought the ire of the Democrats on Capitol Hill. It was the aforementioned Bill Clinton who fired all 93 U.S. Attorney's when he took office in 1993. Not a word of opposition was uttered at this unprecendented move.
Last week, President Obama fired the Inspector General overseeing the Americorps program. Gerald Walpin was removed from that position by Obama for daring to do his job. Walpin issued a report showing financial abuse by Sacramento mayor and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson (yes, K.J. of Phoenix Suns fame). Walpin's report indicated Johnson had misappropriated funds designated for federal education grants for personal use. Johnson's abuse was discovered over a three year period from 2004 to 2007 and totaled more than $400,000. Johnson has agreed to repay that money. But, now, Walpin is looking for a new job for doing his old one.
And, so, for a liberal media that had a crazed obsession for seeking out corruption in the Bush Administration, i.e. the U.S. Attorney firings, they have taken little if any notice of this obvious political hachet job on the AmeriCorp IG. Of course, there will be no mention whatsoever of Humetewa losing her position either.