Mayor Daley of America

by Robert Stacy McCain | June 21, 2009 11:07 pm

[1]The notorious “Chicago Way” of political corruption seems to have arrived full-force in Washington, as both Michael Barone[2] and John Kass[3] observe in regard to the inspectors general who seem to be dropping like flies[4] these days. Meanwhile, good-government activists are “dismayed”[5] to discover that Barack Obama’s promises of “transparency” were just so much more campaign rhetoric.

What about all those elite journalists who celebrated Joseph Wilson as a whistleblower and portrayed his wife Valerie Plame as the innocent victim of political retaliation? They seem strangely indifferent to the fate of fired AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin[6], and have scarcely even noticed the abrupt resignation of AmTrak inspector general Fred Weiderhold[7].

Honesly, I hope the D.C. press corps will wake up and do their jobs, but so far . . .

You’d probably get more hard-hitting investigative reporting from the Jonas Brothers fan-club newsletter.[8]

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/06/obamas-no-daley-but.html
  2. Michael Barone: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Dodge-facts-skip-details-govern-Chicago-style_06_21-48680137.html
  3. John Kass: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-21-jun21,0,1177440.column
  4. dropping like flies: http://www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=jacksonj&date=090621
  5. good-government activists are “dismayed”: http://www.newsweek.com/id/202875
  6. AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/22/walpin-gate-opens-wider/?feat=home_headlines
  7. resignation of AmTrak inspector general Fred Weiderhold: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/06/20/questions_raised_as_top_amtrak_inspector_resigns/
  8. You’d probably get more hard-hitting investigative reporting from the Jonas Brothers fan-club newsletter.: http://spectator.org/blog/2009/06/21/we-dont-need-no-stinkin-transp

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