OK, Bob, Time To Do Some House Cleaning!
I asked last week if Bob McDonnell (and Bill Bolling) were completely clueless or poorly served by staff in regard to various happenings in the administration. Now with the Fred Malek situation getting worse, it is ever more clear that McD needs to make some serious staff changes pronto. McDonnell says that he was unaware of Malek’s past controversy as an ethnic cleanser for Nixon, and, even worse in my opinion, ethical violations from the SEC (read the details on that one and see if that’s the guy to champion governmental reform!). If his staff couldn’t vet Malek well enough to find these easily known facts, then they need to hit the road before they damage McDonnell even more. This is elementary vetting, people! Now, just as with the Bob Sledd fiasco, McDonnell is stuck defending the indefensible and being damaged politically for an easily avoidable mistake. Seriously, Bob, it’s well past time for some serious cleansing of your own!