Typical White House nonsense.
Amid exploding demands for someone to be held accountable for the scandal in which dozens of veterans may have died waiting for care, the top Veterans Administration health official, one Dr. Robert Petzel, resigned today.
Of course, this is the usual Obama White House hedging. A sort of response. You see, Petzel was set to resign anyway. His replacement had already been announced. So it doesn’t seem this is really a response to the outrage that has occurred.
On the other hand, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki released a statement kind of indicating Petzel as being held responsible:
Today, I accepted the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As we know from the Veteran community, most Veterans are satisfied with the quality of their VA health care, but we must do more to improve timely access to that care.
I am committed to strengthening Veterans’ trust and confidence in their VA healthcare system.
I thank Dr. Petzel for his four decades of service to Veterans.
Such meekness. Typical Obama – can’t just take charge and make heads roll. Did Sebelius resign because of the Obamacare rollout? Who knows? Kinda-sorta-maybe.
THESE THINGS MATTER.
Are we going to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons? Kinda. But probably not really. As long as Obama can claim Herr Khamenei has granted us Peace in our Time.
Here’s some video of ABC’s Jonathan Karl trying to get White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to say there’s a problem at the VA.