June 17, 2009

He's been dazed and confused for so long in a spin/Wanted an Inspector General and got Gerald Walpin.

Barack Obama plays heavy metal.



AND:
"There was no confusion in my opening remarks at the meeting, in which I chastised the board for what appeared to be the board's refusal to perform its duty, independent of management, in overseeing what management was doing, particularly as it regards determining the merits of the two reports I had issued," Walpin says.

"I started out by chastising the board and telling them their duty was not just to accept what management says, but to make their independent analysis of those reports," Walpin continues. He says board members were "clearly angry at my temerity in telling them they should not be acting in the manner of many for-profit boards, which have been recently criticized." Walpin says there was "no confusion whatsoever about our two reports, and our clear findings, which were a major part of the meeting."

21 comments:

former law student said...

Gerald Walpin

I ran across this word a few weeks ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolphin

traditionalguy said...

Walpin is highly confused if he believes that any laws are ever applied to restrain political payoffs in the African American Organized Community. That would be like telling the Mafia that it should revert to functioning within the law. See what that gets you.

daredevil_66 said...

For all you lawyer types out there. Does Walpin have grounds to sue Obama for wrongful dismissal? If this Walpin fellow is as cantankerous as I am reading, it seems like he is not going to go quietly in the good night. How successful will he be?

Fred4Pres said...

Congress better get Fitzgerald to investigate this ASAP!

Why do I hear crickets?

avwh said...

Can you IMAGINE the uproar and investigations this would spawn if a Republican Admin tried this stuff? "You have an hour to resign or we'll fire you"? And now, the reason they give is "he was mentally confused and incoherent in a meeting"? Where's that famous Obama empathy?

I hope Walpin has the cojones to sue for wrongful dismissal and show in a court of law just what these Chicago thugs are doing to protect the very kind of corruption and malfeasance the IGs were SUPPOSED to protect against.

SteveR said...

As has been stated elsewhere, an employer, under suspiscion of an employee's mental capacity, has some obligation to get them evaluated and proper care.

Start with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and work you way from there.

In any case they could just tell the truth.

BJM said...

Par for the Obama course, discard, degrade and demonize those who cling to inconvenient truths/facts.

I do wish the left would branch out a bit beyond the "crazy as bat shit" or "Slutty whore" memes.

Patrick said...

What's heavy metal got to do with classic guitar-wank-rock group Led Zeppelin?

EDH said...

Evidently, Walpin's remarks criticizing the board for not doing its duty to provide independent oversight "went over like a Led Zeppelin."

Joe said...

Of course Walpin was confused; it's obvious on the face of it. His job was to rubber stamp the work of the board so as to give appearance of propriety.

AJ Lynch said...

Good for Mr. Walpin. He is no pussy!

Next time, I hope he brings a torch and uses it on these bureaucratic back-scratching hacks.

vnjagvet said...

The appearance of impropriety is permeating this matter. Where are the adults in the WHGC office? Where are the adults occupying the White House?

I have been representing plaintiffs and defendants in 90-100 cases of alleged discriminatory discharge cases since 1970. The cases were approximately balanced between plaintiffs and defendants.

From the correspondence released thus far in this matter, I would much rather represent Mr. Walpin than the gang that discharged him.

If Walpin is the least bit credible, I predict this will be a major problem for our young President's administration.

Jack said...

At the core this is a he says/they say disagreement, with one difference, they are supposed to keep contemporaneous notes and meeting minutes- let's see those or are they covered by executive privilege?

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James L. Salmon said...

Mr. Walpin needs to file a claim under the Americans with Disabilities act as well as the age discrimination statutes. I too want to see the contemporaneous notes from the board meeting. This is straight out of the Saul Alinsky play book. Obama has bought the Chicago Way to DC in a big way. ... and wee wlll all suffer.

Will Cate said...

(*sigh*) ... just not sure anything is gonna come of this. Walpin was screwed, no doubt. But this isn't exactly a Saturday Night Massacre (little Nixon reference for you there).

Thanks Ann for posting the awesome Led Zepp clip - I'd never seen that one before.

Aloysius said...

Someone asked where the adults were. The Obama answer is "who cares!?" The mainstream media is putting this on the back pages, the networks are not carrying it and ObAmerica can't read and doesn't care.

Is someone here deluded and thinks because it is all over the conservative blogosphere that this is a big issue?

Edmund Burke said...

Though maybe not Stalin, the Russian heirs of Stalin regularly used "psychiatric" diagnoses to "disappear" those with inconvenient opinions at odds with the prevailing agenda. A Russian psychiatric hospital was just another cog in the machinery of the GULAG as far as its victims, like Solzenitsyn (sp?) could see. Like a good leftist statist, Obama is poring over the Stalinist playbook now very carefully, to see what other effective "management tools" he can borrow from Stalinist Russia for modern statist application.

Edmund Burke said...

Maybe not Stalin but Stalin's Russian heirs regularly used "psychiatric" diagnoses by the state, followed by forced "hospitalization" to silence those spouting inconvenient truths. Obama, like a true statist cub scout, is now poring over all of the Stalinist playbook to see what other Statist merit badges he might be able to glom on his March to a Brave New World of very his own creation. (But really its not very new at all).

p.t. fogger said...

I get a kick out of seeing Jimmy Page playing a Telecaster. By LZ's third album, you always saw him playing a Les Paul or Gibson 6/12 twin neck guitar through Marshall amps. But in addition to the Les Pauls, he continued to play a tele in studio, as well as (IIRC) a Danelectro.

And I agree that Led Zep isn't exactly "heavy metal", though they get put in that category, and are cited as a progenitor (which they are).

Ann Althouse said...

We said "heavy metal" at the time. I don't really care if later generations think the term is restricted to exclude them. This reminds me of the way my son used to criticize my use of the term "rock and roll" for things he insisted were to be called simply "rock." I'm too old for new distinctions.

NKVD said...

I saw them in the fall of '68 - they were the opening act for The Who. I thought they sucked then and 40 years on, they still suck, regardless of what you call them.