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Questions raised as top Amtrak inspector resigns
Boston Globe ^ | 6/20/09 | staff

Posted on 06/22/2009 3:37:59 PM PDT by pissant

WASHINGTON - The inspector general of Amtrak unexpectedly resigned Thursday night, becoming the third such federal official to leave prematurely since the Obama administration took office and the latest in a string of potentially controversial moves involving government watchdogs. Discuss COMMENTS (6)

Fred E. Weiderhold, a 35-year veteran of the agency who was responsible for rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse, is the most high-profile change among the group of senior government officials who have responsibility to conduct independent investigations of federal agencies and institutions.

“As Amtrak’s first and only Inspector General, Fred has made important contributions in helping the Board of Directors understand key issues facing the railroad and made useful recommendations to improve how we do business,’’ Amtrak chairman Thomas Carper said in a statement yesterday. “We thank him for his dedicated service to Amtrak and wish him well in his retirement.’’

Cliff Black, an Amtrak spokesman, confirmed that Weiderhold has been replaced by acting Inspector General Lorraine A. Green, saying only that Weiderhold “retired.’’

But several officials who asked not to be identified raised questions about the development, which set off alarm bells among some close Amtrak watchers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: amtrak; ig; impeach; larrysinclairslover; obama
More shenanigans from the boy marxist?
1 posted on 06/22/2009 3:37:59 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I wonder how Obama and his thugs got him to leave? A little TARP money in his pocket? A nice villa in Bermuda?

Something smells rotten.


2 posted on 06/22/2009 3:49:59 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: pissant

Don Zero offered him an offer he couldn’t refuse?


3 posted on 06/22/2009 3:50:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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I remember riding on the Amtrak back in 2004 through Illinois. The conductors were handing out anti-Bush material to passengers on the train. They handed me a paper that had a list of reason why the Bush Administration was a disaster for Amtrak. Had a list of budget cuts the Bush Administration was planning to do to Amtrak. It even went as far to say that if we don’t act now, and make the right decision in November then the Bush Administration will remove Amtrak all together. Well here we are 5 years later, and we still have Amtrak.

Me being 21 at the time, I read it, laughed, and thought wow paranoid idiot liberals, and threw it away. I didn’t think about reporting it at the time.


4 posted on 06/22/2009 3:52:45 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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Looks like Obama does not want any responsible person watching over the Taxpayer trillions that are going down a rathole, Typical lying hipocrit


5 posted on 06/22/2009 3:54:26 PM PDT by ballplayer
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Time for a Railroad Czar........


6 posted on 06/22/2009 3:56:10 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: pissant

So, did the Obamunists give him the usual one hour to resign or be fired?


7 posted on 06/22/2009 4:03:17 PM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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