Barack Obama says: “I am NOT a crook!”

I am not a crook!

I am not a crook!

A.P. June 16, 2009: Here is an official text of the prime time speech that Obama is going to give tonight at 8:00 p.m. E.S.T.: “I did not steal money from Americorp. My buddy and supporter Kevin Johnson did. All these events took place before I took office.  Kevin Johnson did them. I did NOT pay kids with government money to wash my car, or to drive around doing personal errands for me. Kevin Johnson did. All I did was fire the guy who discovered what Kevin Johnson did. Gerald Walpin discovered what Kevin Johnson did. Gerald Walpin wouldn’t shut up about what KeViN JoHNsoN did. Gerald Walpin went to the press about what KEVIN JOHNSON did. All I did was fire Gerald Walpin.”

“Now, since my EX friend Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo, is saying that I

Yeah. What he said.

Yeah. What he said.

broke the law by firing Gerald Walpin, I have invented released my reasons why I fired Mr. Walpin.  Mr. Walpin was “confused” and “disoriented.”  (Please, no jokes about my Vice President, this is serious.)  Mr. Walpin lost my “full confidence.”  Trust me. I am not a crook. OK, maybe I am covering up for a crook, my buddy Kevin Johnson. I am just covering up for one of my Homeys. Kevin Johnson did it. He’s the crook. I just tried to cover it up. What would you do, let him take the rap? If you could fire the guy who was investigating him instead? If you could fire the guy who was talking to the Press? Who was just some guy who was appointed by George Bush? Come on. That’s not the “Chicago Way!”  I am not a crook.  Thank you, and Allah Bless Amerika.”

UPDATE: From Hot Air, this shows what a crock of shit is the newest excuse for firing Mr. Walpin:

“…Let’s unwind the timeline a bit to test this new allegation.  Walpin pressed hard to prosecute Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson for defrauding the government over more than $400,000 in community service grants.  Johnson, an Obama supporter, got a deal from the White House that allowed him to manage federal funds again and avoid paying back at least half of the grant money he used illegally.  The White House cut Walpin out of those negotiations, and Walpin went to Congress about it.”

“At that point, the White House called Walpin and told him he had an hour to resign or be fired.  Now, if the White House thought that Walpin was somehow incapacitated or disoriented, why bother to make that call at all?  In fact, wouldn’t an employer with an ounce of empathy send the employee to a physician for diagnosis first?  Even without the empathy, the proper course would have been to address the issue with Congress first instead of making an intimidation attempt to someone the White House now paints as all but senile.”

“This is nothing more than a bare-knuckled smear job, a despicable attempt to use allegations of mental illness to discredit someone who ran afoul of Barack Obama for taking the independence of his job seriously.  That may play in Chicago, and it used to play in Moscow, but it shouldn’t play in Washington DC and America.”

UPDATE II (6/19/09): Ah, here it is, Washington Times Editorial about the staffer who witnessed what went on in the May 20, 2009 “contentious meeting.”  Here is my prediction: This will become much ado about nothing. The MSM will ignore it. Too many people are too heavily invested in not allowing Obama to fail. Too early in the honeymoon. Nothing to see here, move along. But I hope I’m wrong.

4 responses to “Barack Obama says: “I am NOT a crook!”

  1. The foul firing by President Obama will become a cancer around his Oval Office.
    Why so:
    1) Gearld Walpin was one of the most distinguished attorneys in New York, and recevied all kinds of awards—google it up.
    2) The puke face political operative in Sacramento, AKA Brown, AKA U S Attorney failed to meet his professional obligations. It is not his job to run favors for political party fund raisers. He violated the Code of Ethics for Government service, look it up.
    3) He violated that code of Ethics for Government Servcie on more than one count by retaliating against Mr Walpin for reporting corruption. See the Code of Ethics for Government Servcie, soemthing pukey face Brown is oblivious too, as was the White House Operatives, gaming things for fat kat money raisers in the DEM party.
    4) Mr Brown become part of the web of corruption, and this troubling development shows how this Administration is making all USA assets targets to milk for political gain.
    5) Obama used White House operatives to pull strings to ensnral the President in the dishonest firing caper.
    6) it points up— every program, every dollar run through any federal account is now a troubled asset because the Obama political operation puts donors first, the taxpayers second, or dead last, and will use destruciton derby games to destroy any who speak out.
    7) Obama is enslaving the U S taxpayers, though blood sucker politics.
    8) He had made up down; right wrong good bad,
    he has turned ethics head on its heels, as he is surrouned by the politics of D C corruption to a dangerous degree.
    9) Walpin is only the tip of the iceberg.
    10) Stand up for America, don’t let crooks, rule America; because
    “The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
    – Plato

  2. Agreed. Fortunately, it looks like Obama picked on the wrong dude. Walpin isn’t going quietly into the sunset.

  3. RE: Brown-Gate, and IG Firing, and RAW Political agenda of DOJ ESQUIRES, party tools
    __________________

    Yes, Senator Grassley—others in the Senate— need to look into all the ways that punk Brown in CA, violated the Code of Ethics for Government Service I am going to scan in here for all in the Senate to reference the Code of Ethics for Government Service; which is:

    House Document 103, 86th Congress, 1st Session – Passed by the Congress of the United States on July 11, 1958.

    ANY PERSON IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE SHOULD:

    I. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department.

    II. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.

    III. Give a full day’s labor for a full day’s pay; giving to the performance of his duties his earnest effort and best thought.

    IV. Seek to find and employ more efficient and economical ways of getting tasks accomplished.

    V. Never discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not; and never accept, for himself or his family, favors or benefits under circumstances which might be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of his governmental duties.

    VI. Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office, since the Government employee has no private word which can be binding on public duty.

    VII. Engage in no business with the Government, either directly or indirectly, which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of his governmental duties.

    VIII. Never use any information coming to him confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means for making private profit.

    IX. Expose corruption wherever discovered.

    X. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office is a public trust.

    Punk Brown misused his office to promote political party advantange, Contact all your Senators, and House Members and ask a full investigate of punk Brown for misusing his DOJ office in Sacramento.

    Recall this:
    “The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

    – Plato

    Don’t be indifferent, or apathetic. Demand a full investigation of punk Brown, that is Lawerence Brown in the U S Attorney’s Office in Sacramento.
    Punk Brown is confused, disoriented, out to lunch, and clueless ,or deliberately indifferent, on his obligations, and ethical Codes he is charged with meeting.
    Instead, punky Brown is some political operative, way he was shaking around, see if you can set forth all the ways of how he violated the Code of Ethics, set forth above.
    Weigh in, it is your country, you are a taxpayer, don’t be apathetic.
    Hopefully, more will look @ this site, because so much has been missed by the MAIN LINE ASLEEP at the Wheel Press.
    Demand the Senate look into Punky Lawerence Brown’s breach of trust, and exploitation of his U S Attorneys office for his cheap tawdry political agenda

  4. I saw my first hit piece on Walpin today (think it was realclearpolitics or TheDailyBeast, but it boiled down to because Walpin was/is a conservative and a member of the Federalist Society, then he must be a bad guy. Also saw something else (HotAir?) where a staffer told what happened in the meeting where he was attacked by the board members after criticizing them. They kicked him out of the meeting, wouldn’t let him get his papers organized afterwards as they peppered him with hostile questions. So yes, he “looked disgorganized.” And Obama keeps emphasizing that the “bipartisan” board was unanymous in wanting him gone. He criticized them all for not doing their jobs, and cushy govt job beats partisanship any day.

    Great post, Morty, stop by more often!

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