Today the Washington Post's In The Loop
column reports that Janet Hale is set to be appointed assistant secretary of health and human services for management and budget.
Janet Hale, associate administrator for finance for the House, and a top aide in the Office of Management and Budget in Bush I, is to be assistant secretary of health and human services for management and budget.
Isn't that bio a tad incomplete? Isn't this the same Janet Hale who was, if not knee-deep, at least ankle-deep in the HUD scandals of the 1980s? The same Janet Hale who called the initial Inspector General's report about the impending HUD scandal "premature, unjustified and unfair" and resisted pressure to tighten controls over HUD programs?
This is the person to manage HHS's finances?
P.S. Special shout-out to Talking Points special correspondent KSB for the heads up.