Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted

Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, tells that part of President Obama's explanation for firing him was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons.

By Judson Berger | | Wednesday, June 17, 2009

. . . "It appears to suggest that I was removed because I was disabled -- based on one occasion out of hundreds," he said.

"I would never say President Obama doesn't have the capacity to continue to serve because of his (statement) that there are 56 states," Walpin said, adding that the same holds for Vice President Biden and his "many express confusions that have been highlighted by the media." Obama mistakenly said once on the campaign trail that he had traveled to 57 states.

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