Wednesday, January 21, 2009


You know those pending regulations the Bush administration pushed through in its last days -- the ones that have now been put on hold by the Obama administration?

Well, what no one is telling you is that the decision to put the regulations on hold was an attempt by Barack Obama to prevent an investigation into his eligibility to be president!!!!

Obama Cancels Bush Exec Order to Review Qualifications! ...

The order went out shortly after Obama was inaugurated president.... It's urgency may have been to head off the Executive Order filed by President Bush on Jan. 16, 2009: 'President George W. Bush enacted an Executive Order providing for, in part, "Reinvestigating Individuals in Positions of Public Trust." ... The Order provides in pertinent part that, "It is necessary to reinvestigate individuals in positions of public trust in order to ensure that they remain suitable for continued employment."


... Or, um, perhaps not. The text of the executive order is here. The order actually focuses on mid-level bureaucrats and federal contractors, not elected officials -- the full title is "Granting Reciprocity on Excepted Service and Federal Contractor Employee Fitness and Reinvestigating Individuals in Positions of Public Trust." A brief article explaining the executive order is here.

If anything, it appears intended to reduce the number of reinvestigations to which federal workers are subject -- so you'd think, if Obama had a sinister purpose (and if this even applied to him), he'd actually want it to stay in effect. But the facts aren't going to stand in the way of a PUMA/Freeper/Paulbot freakout.

Ah well, it guess it keeps them from wandering aimlessly in the streets.

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