Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Darrell Issa Political Hypocrisy on GSA Oversight

From Politico:

A March 2007 piece on NPR said:
"Republicans stuck up for Doan. Darrell Issa of California noted that she has been running GSA for just eight months: 'In your eight months, I think you've probably found what I found in my nearly seven years now: That this is a bureaucracy that will resist you at every point, isn't it?' Doan's reply: 'You're absolutely right.'"

At another hearing three months later, Issa told Doan "I think you've done a very good job of explaining that you are consistent, that you have in fact told the truth and the whole truth, and that, if you've made any mistake, it's been, in fact, allowing those leading questions and what-ifs from people who were trying to make a case on you, from a prosecutor who was not independent in the sense of unbiased but in fact who gets paid to try to find makeable cases, who asked you unreasonable questions and clearly, clearly lied about the fact that this would be kept private -- either lied through his action or lied through his subordinates' action when information that was given under oath, confidentially, under that assurance, consistent with the federal laws, was leaked. And I'm sorry. I'm sorry for your agency and for those men and women who may have gotten 3s or 4s or 2s, not necessarily perfect scores but in fact deserved not to have their private lives and their performance made public."

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