Monday, July 20, 2009

IG-Gate Just Gets More and More Interesting

McCain (not the old, bald Conservative-despising loser) has done actual Reporting on the IG situation.

And yes, indeed, it gets better...

Why, for instance, did Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) rush through the House a bill that would give President Obama power to hire or dismiss five inspectors general -- including the IG for the Securities and Exchange Commission -- who under existing law report to the agency heads?

The IGs themselves have protested against the Larson bill, which has yet to be debated in the Senate, and it has not escaped notice on Capitol Hill that Larson is a prominent "Friend of Chris." That would be Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

There are 2.8 regular readers of this blog. .095 of you may recall that Chris Dodd hit this blog a LONG time ago as a Suspect-First-Class (h/t Random 10); it was clear at that time that Dodd would take care of the bankers because the bankers take care of ol' Chris, the Senator from CountryWide Mortgage.

1 comment:

Bob Belvedere said...

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