Thank you, Mr. President, for giving walking papers to two of the people whom you should’ve canned months (or years) ago: Jay Carney and Eric Shinseki. On a Friday. When no one besides the Save Jerseyans are paying attention. Sigh…
In any event, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ07) is hoping that the departure of the VA’s disgraced top official will give way to reform:
“I thank Secretary Shinseki for his dedicated public service, but leadership starts at the top and the backlog issues that preceded the appalling ‘waiting list’ scandal have tarnished the Veterans Administration and failed our Nation’s heroes. I will soon partner with colleagues in the House to offer our servicemen and women greater options and access to the care they need and deserve. These solutions will work to restore their faith in the VA. It is my hope today’s announcement turns the page on this disappointing chapter in our ongoing commitment to the people who fought to keep our Nation free.”
It’s a start. Next up, let’s act on the Lobiondo VA proposal.
Can we then move on to the long-overdue candid discussion on Benghazi? Fast and Furious? The IRS-targeting fiasco? And the 1,500 other scandals for which there are still plenty of shoulders that deserve to lose heads?