by Big Dog on Jun 19, 2009 at 15:50 Political
When George Bush fired some US Attorneys, all done in accordance with the law (they serve at his pleasure), he was soundly thrashed in the media. He was accused of protecting people who were being investigated and of firing those who did not hold the same opinions as he. The left had investigations and issued subpoenas. They made a federal case out of it, so to speak.
Obama has fired an inspector general who was investigating wrongdoing by one of his supporters (a friend of his wife) and has reportedly fired two others with whom his ideas were at odds. Obama did not follow the law that he cosponsored with regard to the firings. In other words, he broke the law by not following procedures. One of the attorneys involved said that the firings were acts of political courage:
“But [Eisen] said that what they did [the firing] in trying to fix the situation was an act of political courage — and ‘political courage’ is the phrase they used,” says the aide. Washington Examiner
George Bush fires attorneys who work at his pleasure and did so in accordance with the law and the left made him out to be a villain. He was doing something corrupt and wrong according to them.
Obama breaks the law in firing at least one, and probably three, inspectors general and he was courageous. This is sheer hypocrisy and the media has given it very little play. ABC is probably preparing for the Obama Infomercial and the others are too busy enjoying the tingles up their legs to actually report on this.
The statists and other Obama apologists will claim he did nothing wrong, but again I point out, he broke the law when he fired them. They will find excuses to exonerate their messiah.
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