Unquestionably the Inspectors General for the various federal departments. If the people responsible for oversight took their job the least bit seriously every federal department would grind to a halt, just like the DOJ when since public pressure forced them to care about the attorney firing scandal. Ergo:
Commerce Department Inspector General Johnnie E. Frazier has been formally cited for violating the federal whistle-blower protection law and is about to retire.
Today, he’ll be toasted at a going-away party — on government property and government time. The party is from 3 to 5 p.m. at the department’s Herbert C. Hoover Building headquarters.
The Times phrases its headline (“Official Cited for Violation to Be Feted”) as if there is some contradiction here. But of course that is ridiculous. If Johnnie Frazier had done his job and a corrupt Bush appointee lost his job or went to jail, then he would find his stuff in a cadboard box by the curb. In our modern GOP the most important job skill for any oversight official is looking the other way.