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Report: Fired Inspector General Sues Obama to Get Job Back
Fox News ^ | 7/18/09

Posted on 07/18/2009 8:31:03 AM PDT by NoobRep

The government watchdog President Obama fired last month for allegedly being "confused" and "disoriented" filed a lawsuit Friday to reclaim his job, the Washington Times reported.

Gerald Walpin, who was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service until President Obama removed him, argues in the lawsuit that the firing was politically motivated and broke a 2008 law governing how watchdogs can be dismissed, the newspaper said.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flotusgate; impeach; inspector; obama; walpin; walpingate
The story the MSM will NOT cover.
1 posted on 07/18/2009 8:31:03 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

I bet he has his choice of the best lawyers.


2 posted on 07/18/2009 8:31:58 AM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: libbylu

Love it when the land sbarks begin to circle. Must be some blood in the water.

Please, God, make it so!


3 posted on 07/18/2009 8:34:57 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (ELECTION 2010 IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF OUR LIFETIME! If you have to ask why, UR part of the problem!)
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To: libbylu

Love it when the land sbarks begin to circle. Must be some blood in the water.

Please, God, make it so!


4 posted on 07/18/2009 8:34:58 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (ELECTION 2010 IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF OUR LIFETIME! If you have to ask why, UR part of the problem!)
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To: libbylu

Love it when the land sbarks begin to circle. Must be some blood in the water.

Please, God, make it so!


5 posted on 07/18/2009 8:34:58 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (ELECTION 2010 IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF OUR LIFETIME! If you have to ask why, UR part of the problem!)
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To: NoobRep

BTTT


6 posted on 07/18/2009 8:36:07 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: NoobRep

I sure hope the man wins and sues the pants off the government and exposes the whole gang.


7 posted on 07/18/2009 8:36:49 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: NoobRep

Socialized health care will take care of him soon enough.


8 posted on 07/18/2009 8:39:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: taxtruth

I wouldn’t be surprised if Walpin ends up passing away from a “heart attack” before this ever sees a courtroom.

I just want to hear some liberal spin on this situation. They all blasted Bush and Cheney for supposedly being above the law. What Zero did here is indefensible.


9 posted on 07/18/2009 8:40:05 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

Is there a fund?


10 posted on 07/18/2009 8:40:30 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: NoobRep

Paging:

FReeper: holdonnow (Mark Levin)


11 posted on 07/18/2009 8:41:27 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: NoobRep

nor will the GOP who should carry this torch the way the rats carried plame on thier shoulders for three years...


12 posted on 07/18/2009 8:44:22 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: taxtruth

I sure hope the man wins and sues the pants off the government and exposes the whole gang.

Well...except “the government” is you and me...


13 posted on 07/18/2009 8:44:37 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NoobRep

Good for him!! Isn’t he a Democrat?


14 posted on 07/18/2009 8:45:25 AM PDT by KansasGirl (I still think Obama is just plain creepy.)
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To: holdonnow

Ping.


15 posted on 07/18/2009 8:46:53 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: NoobRep
Obama has his best people out gathering evidence.


16 posted on 07/18/2009 8:47:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you cannot be a good example you can serve as horrible warning - like Obama.)
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To: NoobRep

I’m sure this will be heavily featured on CNN!


17 posted on 07/18/2009 8:48:31 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: STARWISE; LucyT; penelopesire; PhiKapMom; Brad's Gramma; BP2; David; Congressman Billybob

Report: Fired Inspector General Sues Obama to Get Job Back


18 posted on 07/18/2009 8:51:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: NoobRep

Good for him.

If Holder is not going to uphold the laws of this land, perhaps by investigating Barry’s illegal firing of this IG, then perhaps a trial lawyer and judge can do what is not.


19 posted on 07/18/2009 8:57:47 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Oldpuppymax
Richard Nixon should have claimed Archibald Cox was senile when he wanted him fired.

Mary Jo Kopechne died during the night of July 17/18, 1969. I wonder if a single newscast on any of the news channels called attention to the anniversary.

20 posted on 07/18/2009 9:01:32 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MeekOneGOP; pissant; nutmeg; maggief

1. Get bHo & Co. underoath
2. Follow the $.
3. Get ALL the paper work/email/blackberries/ for Bho and Mo
4. Follow the $.
5. Don’t forget the UNYC part of his investigation.

Did I say Follow the money?


21 posted on 07/18/2009 9:01:33 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: NoobRep

Since when did Obama care about the law. He can’t even produce a valid birth certificate.


22 posted on 07/18/2009 9:01:33 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.aroodawakening.tv)
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To: NoobRep

I do know that the firing generated quite a bit of interest over at the FBI, and they have opened an investigation into all of Walpin’s claims. Ironic that this had only been a civil matter, but now has progressed into a criminal investigation.


23 posted on 07/18/2009 9:01:49 AM PDT by krogers58
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To: NoobRep
I don't know this blog,
but after looking around,
this seem to sum it:

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Short version: Walpin was investigating Obama crony’s involvement in an AmeriCorps-related scandal involving misappropriation of funding. Case was settled, to the mild detriment of crony*. Walpin disagreed with settlement. Complaint made against him. So far, this is all he-said, he-said.

Then the White House tried to force out Walpin; Walpin, well aware of his rights, made them go through the process. At this point, Senator Charles Grassley - Republican - stepped in, as IG issues are one of his interests. Grassley would also like to know if the First Lady’s office is involved in this somehow, given that her CoS is going over to run the Corporation for National and Community Service, who Walpin was also responsible for oversight over. Meanwhile, Senator Claire McCaskill - Democrat - has also stepped in, as she too is usually associated with IG protection. That makes this officially a matter of bipartisan concern, which means that the White House of course is doing everything it can to address said concerns seriously.

I’m kidding, of course. No, what the White House is actually doing, of course, is trying to imply that Walpin’s senile:

WASHINGTON — Responding to criticism from a Senate Democratic ally, President Obama explained why he fired the Inspector General of the AmeriCorps without the 30-day notification required by law, calling Gerald Walpin so “confused” and “disoriented” that there was reason to question “his capacity to serve.”

As Ed Morrissey noted, believing that this was the White House’s primary motive requires that you believe that the administration’s instinctive, immediate reaction to seeing an employee come down with a debilitating disease is to fire them. Yes. That is precisely the thing that one does when one wishes to maintain a reputation for empathy and tolerance. I can’t say that I have as much difficulty as Michelle Malkin reconciling the allegation of Walpin’s mental diminished capacity with his public appearances (see the video above), mostly because neither I nor Ms. Malkin can take it at all seriously…

Moe Lane - Let us recap the Gerald Walpin situation.

24 posted on 07/18/2009 9:02:34 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: NoobRep
Good! A bit more from Washington Times, Fired inspector general files lawsuit

.........."He also said in its haste to dump him, the administration never interviewed him or any of his staff - an omission Mr. Walpin said in his lawsuit violates a 2008 law meant to protect government watchdogs.

The law requires that Congress be notified 30 days before an inspector general is dismissed, and Mr. Walpin contends that the administration has yet to meet the requirements for who should be notified and what reasons must be given.".....................

............."Though it's not part of the suit, Mr. Walpin's lawyers said in their legal brief that the case "raises serious questions of age discrimination" because of the accusations that Mr. Walpin, who is in his late 70s, seemed unable to function. ".................
25 posted on 07/18/2009 9:05:25 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: NoobRep

*


26 posted on 07/18/2009 9:07:30 AM PDT by SweetCaroline (Dear GOD help us save your babies from the Abortionist.)
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To: NoobRep

God bless this man


27 posted on 07/18/2009 9:10:47 AM PDT by markedmannerf
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To: NoobRep

How about all those Congressional hearings (kangaroo courts) into Bush’s firing of the Federal Attorneys? Waiting .......


28 posted on 07/18/2009 9:12:36 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: NoobRep

Walpin ... rip ‘em a new one!


29 posted on 07/18/2009 9:22:33 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: NoobRep

30 posted on 07/18/2009 9:27:36 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NoobRep

I hope he claims TOTUS does not have the authority to have him fired based upon Obama not being eligible to hold the office. Produce the long form birth certificate!


31 posted on 07/18/2009 9:38:13 AM PDT by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: NoobRep

I haven’t seen the complaint, but I hope he’s suing Obama personally for acting outside his official capacity. In other words, Obama didn’t have the authority to fire him in the manner in which he was fired, and Obama would have to hire a private law firm to defend himself...and would have to pay any settlement out of his own pocket.


32 posted on 07/18/2009 9:39:42 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: libbylu
He ought to file an action under the Americans with Disabilities act, too.

Was any attempt at a 'reasonable accomodation' made?

If not, it's off to Federal Court.

33 posted on 07/18/2009 9:46:29 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: NoobRep
Funny, the reasons given for his firing, sound like an 0bama Administration Resume enhancement.
34 posted on 07/18/2009 10:04:49 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: ryderann

Provided Walpin wins, Obama would be guilty of violating Federal law and should be impeached and tossed into jail.


35 posted on 07/18/2009 10:09:19 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Daisyjane69; holdonnow

Paging:

FReeper: holdonnow (Mark Levin)

A better way to do that is to put holdonnow in the 'to' section above your post

: > )

36 posted on 07/18/2009 10:30:59 AM PDT by Syncro (I AM JIMMY T! : >)
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To: krogers58
Ironic that this had only been a civil matter, but now has progressed into a criminal investigation.

Once again, it's the coverup, stupid. Obama could have done it the right way and although, Walpin might not have liked it, he would have little recourse.

But in their haste to fire him, the skirted the laws - laws that Obama was even involved in writing and to justify that mistake, they impugned his character by claiming he was incoherent and incompetent. Up to that point, maybe he would have gone away, but as a proud man, he is determined to get his reputation back.

Wonder who the Obama version of Craig Livingstone will be.

37 posted on 07/18/2009 10:33:20 AM PDT by randita
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To: All

Byron York article on the subject here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2295560/posts


38 posted on 07/18/2009 10:50:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Lurker

He didn’t do anything wrong that I can tell. Glen Beck gave him some kind of pre-hospitalization mental test which of course he aced. Totally political, to protect the One and his wife’s buddies.


39 posted on 07/18/2009 12:18:02 PM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: Syncro; holdonnow
Don't forget to look into the NYCU facet...The San Francisco bit may be a red herring.

RE: your tagline......(Jim-imah Thompson is the black sheep of the family)

40 posted on 07/18/2009 6:31:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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