Friday, June 11, 2010

BURN: Did Ken Salazar Violate Federal Law When He Lied?

Secretary Of Interior Ken Salazar published a "report" over the signatures of a panel of experts.  Trouble is, the experts DID NOT say what Salazar published.

USC Sec. 1001 apparently makes Salazar's action a felony.  (h/t commenter Neo at Questions and Opinions).

And it certainly SHOULD be a felony.  Salazar's bogus "report" was the pretext for the Obama drilling moratorium in the Gulf.  That is costing the already reeling Gulf regional economy FAR greater suffering.  That is, people in a vital region, in a vital industry and its support industries, are suffering.  All Americans will soon join them as domestic oil production shrinks.
"None of us actually reviewed the memorandum as it is in the report," oil expert Ken Arnold told Fox News. "What was in the report at the time it was reviewed was quite a bit different in its impact to what there is now. So we wanted to distance ourselves from that recommendation."
Salazar apologized to those experts Thursday.
"The experts who are involved in crafting the report gave us their recommendation and their input and I very much appreciate those recommendations," he said. "It was not their decision on the moratorium. It was my decision and the president's decision to move forward."
In a letter the experts sent to Salazar, they said his primary recommendation "misrepresents" their position and that halting the drilling is actually a bad idea.
Salazar essentially admits that the report, as presented, was a lie.

The people of the United States were promised a new day...a "change we can believe in".  What should happen here is for the DoJ to investigate Salazar.  It won't.  The "change" Obama has delivered is an outlaw administration that is completely untethered by law, truth, or concern for the governed.


  1. Salazar based his interpretation of the report on emails from the University of East Anglia.

    He also pointed to a hockey stick graph showing oil drilling as a rapidly growing danger to Spotted Owls, or Pandas, or something.

  2. Heh...!

    Where you been, Swede...? I've been worried!

  3. THe Obama "Chicago mafia" have been caught so many times in a lie that we have become insensitive to the lies. It's just pure corruption & probably the worse president we will ever have.

    And, if you want a good book to read about corrupt govt. I recommend that new one out where a small town in American stands up to federal tyranny. It's a must read & I recommend it. It's that good!

  4. "THe Obama "Chicago mafia" have been caught so many times in a lie that we have become insensitive to the lies."

    Well, speaking only for mysef... Lies are a thing I won't tolerate. I understand a deception in necessity, but this was a pure-d-lie.

    Thanks for the book recommendation...Father's Day and all....

  5. If Salazar had any integrity, he would resign. He doesn't.

    If Obama had any integrity, he would fire Salazar. He doesn't.

    I guess it's up to "we the people" to put pressure on the government to do the ethical thing. *sigh*

    gmirwin, aka plymouthacclaim

  6. SURE not to hold your breath.

    We are passing through an "ethics free zone" for the next several years...maybe a little less with the right election results.

    Put another way, BHO has wonderful talent for sucking...maybe not oil out of the Gulf...but integrity out of government.