A reporter for Daily Caller, Matthew Boyle, has established himself as a credible story breaker by his coverage of the Delphi salaried pension situation. Recently he wrote a story that outlines the possibility that two of President Obama's appointees who dealt with the auto recovery plan, Feldman and Wilson, may have profited, personally, through private business relationships that are contemporary to their times in government service.
Richard Nixon faced a similar crossroads when the Watergate story was fleshing out as reports were published from Woodward and Bernstein. Nixon opted to stonewall and twisted himself into a deepening hole of lies and law breaking. It put our Republic at risk and damaged politics to this very day. Will Obama learn the lessons of history and act to amend or will he allow manipulations of fact and distortion of evidence about the Delphi pensions to continue? His legacy as the savior of the auto industry and the architect of the plan that avoided the Great Depression of the early 21st Century hang in the balance.
Will this president allow injustice to mar the bold actions he took in 2009? Will he let some characters, who worked for his administration, bent on lining their own pockets at the expense of innocent deserving retirees, escape in the short term for their violations of a briefcase full of ethics and legal safeguards against self financial gain through policy influence? Or, will the president of the United States show the mettle many of us hoped he has when we voted for him in 2008 by calling the culprits out and by correcting the wrongs they committed at the expense of workers who tried their best to be good citizens and responsible members of their communities but have been cheated out of their earned legacies?
John W. Vogel