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  •  US Dept of Interior - Ken Salazar (8+ / 0-)

    In the non-weasel world, the guy in charge has to take responsibility. That's why he gets paid the big bucks.

    It appears this controversy has been going on for a long time.  According to the links in the diary, complaints have been filed with the Dept. of Interior.  

    So, yeah, if Salazar still doesn't know about it, he gets the blame.  Last time I checked, Salazar reports to Obama.

    "My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it until now." - JFK during the 1962 Steel Crisis

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 07:03:18 PM PDT

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    •  Mine was not a blame question (1+ / 0-)
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      beach babe in fl was a point of information.  Who triggered the investigation and on what grounds?  The civil service still runs on due process for the most part.  And civil service personnel who have been through a reorganization after a scandal often have some axes to grind.

      I'm sure that Salazar will become aware of the controversy very soon.  For the moment, President Obama is otherwise occupied.

      50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

      by TarheelDem on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 07:49:24 PM PDT

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      •  Who triggered the investigation (4+ / 0-)

        and on what grounds is unknown:

        In this instance, not only is the source of the allegations against Dr. Monnett unknown but so are the allegations themselves

        It's an investigation into secret allegations coming from a secret source.

        The subjects of the complaint are listed as:

        BOEM Director Michael Bromwich, BOEM Alaska Regional Director (Acting) James Kendall, Deputy Regional Director Jeffery Loman and other agency officials
        IG Special Agent Eric May and his chain-of-command
        •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

          Looks like a complaint to the IG.

          So "the Obama administration" just poorly considered spin by nervous environmental activists.  

          It's OK to be nervous in this political climate.  But jumping to conclusions is inadvisable.

          50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

          by TarheelDem on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:19:03 AM PDT

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    •  You mean Ken Salazar, (1+ / 0-)
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      the oil industry tool who personally intervened in court to allow BP's Deepwater Horizon rig bypass the required environmental review - the one that later blew up? That Ken Salazar?

      "It depends what the meaning of 'is', is"
      Platform of the "New" Neoliberal Democratic Party
      Speaking out of one side of their mouth for the little guy, their nominal constituency, and the other for the plutocracy, their real constituency.

      by Sanctimonious on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 05:36:00 AM PDT

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