Moe Lane at RedState has some insightful observations on the near-obsessive tendency of the Obama Administration to attempt to shift the balme onto their predecessors, like little kids screaming “He Did It! He diod It!!!”
They probably should have, because Rep. Darrell Issa has been paying attention to this particular issue; and apparently, more attention than the aforementioned administration official.
Moreover, in an apparent attempt to discredit the internal memorandum, an unnamed Administration official dismissed the warning that an endangerment finding would “hurt small business” because it came from, “a Bush holdover.” However the so-called “holdover” is a career civil servant who was originally hired during the Clinton Administration and worked at one time for a Democratic Member of Congress. Shawne Carter McGibbon is now Acting-Chief Counsel, keeping the office running until a Chief Counsel for Advocacy is confirmed by the Senate. There are hundreds of civil servants serving in a similar capacity throughout the Federal Government, who could also be characterized as “Bush holdovers.” I sincerely hope that their professional advice and decisions will not be discounted merely because they also worked for the Federal Government under President George W. Bush.
Pitiful and sad, really. Much more here, of course.