"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Obama's Open Season on Whistleblowers

Remember Gerald Walpin?  The Inspector General Obama fired without a valid excuse early in his administration because he had uncovered a scandal surrounding corruption involving one of Obama's closest supporters - Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, who apparently used tax dollars as hush money for sex partners among other irregularities?  Well, he now has a companion to commiserate with: Vince Cefalu.

Vince Cefalu is the agent who broke the scandal surrounding Operation Fast and Furious under Project Gunrunner, where geniuses in ATF (no doubt with the blessings of higher ups in the D.O.J.) lost track of hundreds of assault weapons they knowingly let Mexican drug gangs acquire, six of which turned up at the murder scene of a U.S. agent.  Vince has been notified that he will be terminated by the ATF as a result of his role in letting the cat out of the bag.

The incompetence of government aside, there seems to be a troubling (but in no way surprising) pattern here on the part of the Obama Administration.  The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is supposed to protect those government employees who blow the cover off all types of malfeasence on the part of federal government.  Vince Cefalu is the second high profile case where a whistleblower is being sacrificed instead of being congratulated.

The lesson for anyone contemplating on blowing the whistle on anything to do with this government is clear: In the rough and tumble world of Chicago politics, you do not rat on the big dog or his close supporters.  Just ask Rahm "dead fish" Emanuel!  If you are lucky, you will recieve a dead fish in the mail; if not, a couple of SEIU goons could be visiting you soon.

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