Important Bush Administration officials are ready to leave the government rather than undergo two years of hell from Democratic committee chairmen in Congress. Leading the exodus are officials of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fearing investigation by two chairmen, Representatives Henry Waxman (D‑CA) and John Dingell (D‑MI).
Apparently they really believed all the noise about creating a permanent Republican majority, and acted as if there would never be a demand for accountability. So the poor babies are doing what they always do, dump the consequences of their plans, the short-term gains at long-term costs, on the next slob. Alas for the President, he will be stuck with the consequences for two years, and forever in the history books.
Snark aside, there’s a lot of oversight to be done. Between the abuses cataloged in Chris Mooney’s book and right here at TfK, there’s a lot of catching up to do, plus a whole lot of new abuses that will undoubtedly come to light when new appointees start opening file folders full of evidence of abuses.
It’ll be an interesting few years.