But this scandal cannot end with Jackson’s resignation. She appears to have illegally evaded deliberative procedures and transparency requirements set in law – as did the federal appointees and career employees with whom she communicated through her alias email account. She must be held to account, as must those others – both to assure the peoples’ business is done in public and to send a signal to other high-level government officials this conduct cannot and will not be tolerated.I’ll keep a good thought, but I won’t be holding my breath waiting for Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (Ha-Ha) to jump on the case.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Gone (but not forgotten, I hope)
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has issued a press release on the impending departure of Lisa Jackson (a/k/a “Richard Windsor”) as head of the EPA. Coincidentally (I’m sure), Jackson is currently being investigated for using a private email account to circumvent transparency in her war on coal. The CEI statement includes the following important observation and suggestion: