Now that Trump is on to firing missiles at Syria after he fired his mouth off on Twitter—because nothing says surprise like broadcasting military action on a social media platform—we are probably stuck with Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA through the weekend.
On the other hand, the great cheese puff may decide to alleviate some of the pressure in Washington D.C. by jettisoning Pruitt. When everything is a dumpster fire I am not sure that firing the most corrupt official in your administration qualifies as progress, but I digress.
On to the Scott Pruitt themed links…
Why Trump Has Scott Pruitt’s Back—Trump likes Pruitt because he is like mini-me at the EPA. Once Pruitt begins to take any spotlight from the head cantaloupe than heads will roll.
Scott Pruitt is the Face of America’s Big Problem—The uber rich have corrupted our government by buying and paying for soulless toadies like Scott Pruitt to plunder America for the gain of a few.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Has Met With Dozens Of Campaign Donors—Do you need proof about who “owns” Scott Pruitt? Just peruse the list of campaign donors he has met with and tie that to specific actions taken by the prince of payola.
Did Scott Pruitt’s EPA Lie About Death Threats Against Him?—The justification for the first class travel, bulletproof desks, and around the clock security detail was that Scott Pruitt received death threats. Was that a lie all along? Sure looks like it.
Scott Pruitt’s Lie about Pay Raises Unravels, Emails Reveal he was Behind Scheme All Along—Is anyone really surprised that Scott Pruitt lied about the pay raises for his cronies?
EPA Chief Of Staff Takes Fall For Raises, Claims Pruitt Unaware Despite Emails—There is always a fall guy or gal if you are powerful enough to have top cover. Too bad the scandals are deeper than just pay raises.
Even the EPA Can’t Defend Scott Pruitt’s Expensive Travel and Security—You know it’s bad when staffers just sort of shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t know, reasons?”
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Sleaze is Pitiful and Disgusting, but his Lies on Climate Change are Lethal—There are real consequences of just the past year or so of Scott Pruitt’s reign as America’s fossil fuel toady in chief. Pruitt lied and people will die.
Administrator Pruitt Opened the Door to Making Houston’s Air Toxics Problem Worse—If you pollute the air and water you have no better friend in the world right now than Scott Pruitt. He does not even care about making it appear like he is trying to protect anything other than his paymasters’ pocketbooks.
Scott Pruitt’s Guiding Philosophy is ‘Cooperative Corporatism,’ Per Senator—The idea here is simple. Push enforcement down to the state level because states like Oklahoma and Louisiana will do little to actually police industry. Unless, of course, the state might have an adversarial relationship with industry, like say California—which in that case calls for federal primacy of enforcement.
If Scott Pruitt Gets Fired From the EPA, This Coal Lobbyist Will Take His Place—Could Andrew Wheeler be worse than Scott Pruitt? Sure, but he probably does not have the lifelong boner to gut the EPA quite like the corrupt Pruitt does. On the other hand, what are the odds that he is more incompetent and/or corrupt than Pruitt? This is the Trump administration after all.
Right back at ya’ buddy!