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TFlint
09:49 PM on 04/22/2010
Everything was crooked in the Bush administration. Every single official was under White House orders not to do his job. Every one!
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Cookie100
Old enough to know better
09:55 PM on 04/22/2010
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sheaintsayin
Is my micro bio winking at my "But..."?
10:47 PM on 04/22/2010
Well, except for president chinney...
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jcd8822
09:48 PM on 04/22/2010
OOPS. Another sin of omission;
09:37 PM on 04/22/2010
The ironies in the Bush administration are so numerous...and so RICH as to seem like fiction.

This is a particularly apt one.

Head of whistleblower protection pursues reprisals against in-house whistleblowers.

Even Nixon on his darkest day was a parogon of virtue compared to these guys
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wmholt
You can't not know. You can't not care.
09:50 PM on 04/22/2010
Yes, that's right. This is typical behavior where the head of the department under Bush was actually an enemy of the people and the principles that the department was supposed to serve.

This way, Republicans could claim "government doesn't work". It doesn't work when you go out of your way to mismanage it.

Don't forget that the Equal Employment office had a supervisor that was purging the department of black people.
09:36 PM on 04/22/2010
Why didn't he just do a Spe@dy Gonzolos on Congress and say; "I don't recall"? He would have walked.
09:11 PM on 04/22/2010
what a sleaze
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grf67
09:01 PM on 04/22/2010
Another bushie injail. Soon we can see cheney and rove sharing a cell withhim.
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Cookie100
Old enough to know better
09:12 PM on 04/22/2010
Don't hold you breath grf UNFORTUNATELY!
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TXfemmom
Grandma with eye on the future
08:48 PM on 04/22/2010
I wonder how much time this could mean for this guy. Having federal computers wiped out by a Geek on Call would seem to be totally, completely illegal and a sign of guilt.
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Amalek
Highly decorated HP warrior
09:25 PM on 04/22/2010
The real gem will be if he can implicate any of his crime bosses.
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pantherburns
labor creates all wealth
08:39 PM on 04/22/2010
Anyone who thinks this guy was a lone wolf, operating without consent and encouragement from the Bush administration from the President on down is not paying attention. The rotting corpse of the past administration is stinking to high heaven. Time to shine a little light on the criminality of the whole enterprise.
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schatsie
Reality is not disney world
08:45 PM on 04/22/2010
At least one embedded Republican is on his way to jail!
edtheengineer
Retired engineer with 40 years experience.
09:45 PM on 04/22/2010
Failure to pay attention to possible criminal activity is a valued talent of all good RepubliKants.
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08:08 PM on 04/22/2010
These are the algae eaters that need to be rooted out. Subversive ideologues placed in positions of oversight with the express agenda of making Government not work.

Felony conviction - disbarment ... jail time a plus as far as I'm concerned. Too bad we can't do the same for those that appointed them.
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schatsie
Reality is not disney world
08:46 PM on 04/22/2010
They did not leave a paper trail or maybe they used the same service that was used at the RNC......
Sergeant
Dress Right
08:06 PM on 04/22/2010
Contempt of Congress? Well now he can join the rest of the country.
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shryock
It never is what it is anymore
08:35 PM on 04/22/2010
goodness, sounds like you believe in lawlessness. i'm sure you do not mean that all american citizens should break laws and cover it up or fire employees they do not like or retaliate against whistle blowers, do you? do you mean that people who attempt to turn in employers who create dangerous situations at work should have no protection at all from the government and should simply live or die in dangerous work situations rather than turn in their dangerous employers? do you mean that people who deliberately endanger their employees should be allowed to do so and that people who cover up that crime should be allowed to do so? really? just because you do not like congress?
Sergeant
Dress Right
08:51 PM on 04/22/2010
When Bush left office, Congress had a less favorable rating than Bush. That was the democratic Congress. The ones who were in power the last two years of the Bush presidency. The one that had control over the committees in the House and Senate and could have had hearings on the mortgage crisis if they had wanted to but apparently thought the economy was just peachy.

Yeah, that Congress. Contempt.
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schatsie
Reality is not disney world
08:47 PM on 04/22/2010
Congress WRITES the laws,,,,,WHO DO YOU THINK ENFORCES THE LAWS,,,,The Bush Mafia and they have the FIVE on the Supremes to make sure that the laws are not prosecuted.......
Sergeant
Dress Right
08:53 PM on 04/22/2010
Now it all makes sense. I wondered where all those stupid laws are coming from.
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TFlint
10:01 PM on 04/22/2010
Bush wrote more signing statements (documents saying he refused to obey the law) than any president in history.
08:05 PM on 04/22/2010
Just another Corporate Shill that was put in a position of responsibility by Bush to protect the very criminals he was supposed to see brought to justice.

As the Whistleblower program was specifically created to expose those that defraud the U.S. Government and cost tax payers $$$ I wonder how much Corporate theft he swept under the rug?
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LemonMeringue
Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs - Feb. 24th
08:05 PM on 04/22/2010
I'm starting to believe some Bush era crooks might be held accountable. Not holding my breath but...
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spandautoseattle
Things that matter. (MLK)
08:01 PM on 04/22/2010
"Bloch came under heavy criticism shortly after taking office in 2004, in part for closing hundreds of whistle-blower cases allegedly without investigating them."
Re-watching the great "X-files" (skipping the religious brainwash-episodes) this report again seems to come directly out of a SF/horror/politico-shocker series like so many real events that happened from 2000-2008.
Interesting here is the timeline. The officials jumped on this person already in 2008. Why it wasn't a larger news topic over the last two years, that's a different question. The "looking only forward, not backwards"-conundrum?
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JPETERB
09:06 PM on 04/22/2010
Few crimes can or would ever be prosecuted if the past is immediately forgotten. Ninety-eight percent of crimes are detected AFTER they have been committed. This look forward only idea is equivelent to anarchy, not law enforcement. Bush took an Oath of Office to both Protect the Constitution and ENFORCE the laws of the USA. He did NOT do that in most cases we still see before us. He was at best an ineffective President, if not an incompetent or even criminal President. Obama still has time to fufill his Oath of Office, and he inherited a complete and utter mess from Cheney/Bush, Inc.
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BeasleysMom
Liberal Elitist
07:59 PM on 04/22/2010
One absolutely needs a scorecard to keep all the gop scandals sorted out.
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Nosybear
Liar, damn liar, statistician and brewer
07:54 PM on 04/22/2010
So, they were to ever charge me with contempt of Congress, I'd have to plead guilty.
08:06 PM on 04/22/2010
When you have contempt for them when they do their jobs you are part of the problem, not the solution.
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shryock
It never is what it is anymore
08:38 PM on 04/22/2010
of course, one must assume that you would not cover up a crime; or would you?
would you erase records to protect a criminal? how far would you go to protect a criminal?
would you go to jail for contempt of congress rather than turn in a criminal?
are you admitting here in public that you have committed a crime or have actively participated in covering up a crime committed by someone else?
why else would you be charged with contempt of congress?

or were you just trying to be cute?