Skip to comments.Walpin Is Cleared
Posted on 11/24/2009 5:54:55 PM PST by Kaslin
Oversight: After an unjust firing and campaign of character assassination, the former AmeriCorps inspector general has been cleared of acting improperly. Now where does he go to get his job and reputation back?
On June 10, Gerald Walpin was fired with one hour's notice as the watchdog of AmeriCorps in violation of a federal law requiring Congress to be given a heads-up 30 days in advance. He then fell victim to a campaign of character assassination.
When pressed for a reason for the sudden and improper dismissal of a federal watchdog, the White House responded with a letter to Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins, respectively the chairman and ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, from Norm Eisen, special counsel to President Obama.
The letter said Walpin's firing was at the unanimous request of the AmeriCorps board of directors. It described a May 20, 2009, board meeting where the 77-year-old Walpin "was confused, disoriented and unable to answer questions and exhibited behavior that led the board to question his capacity to serve."
Had this occurred in private industry, no doubt the administration's EEOC would have filed an age discrimination suit. Walpin was fully competent and a congressional hearing with Walpin testifying would have shown that. He wasn't guilty of exceeding his authority either. Something else was afoot.
It seems that Walpin did a very bad thing his job. He followed the money and discovered that part of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal AmeriCorps funds given to St. Hope Academy in Sacramento, Calif., had been misspent on questionable activities.
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This was a cover-up from the get-go. Walpin was getting too close to the truth.
I am glad he was cleared, now let’s fire Obama over this!
How convenient. Just as the weekend comes.
Which reputation - his reputation with government bureaucrats and their media sycophants or his reputation with the American people?
Well, don't answer that. He never lost his reputation with real Americans.
“Walpin is an African-American, career government employee and a Democrat. “
You are joking correct?
Wonder how long he’ll remain a Democrat???
Yes we will but we'll never get them.
BTW, what action will be taken against the person or persons that illegally fired Walpin? I'd guess nothing.
pretty sure he’s a white dude
Walpin is mucho honky. I think you meant to refer to the guy he was investigating: Kevin Johnson
Good for him but it sure took long enough.
I thought Beck interviewed him one time. If it’s the guy I remember he’s a white guy in his early 70’s. Still sharp as a tack, though.
oops - I was replying to Kaslin
No Walpin is not.
Better late then never
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