Fredo For Free
There's been a bit of hand wringing in the blogosphere about how to handle Fredo Gonzalez. In just about every other comparable situation, the Cabinet official in question has had the decency to resign, or was fired by the President. But neither the White House or Fredo himself seem to be concerned with his incompetence or the malfeasance done during his tenure. And the thought process is, short of impeachment, what can a Democratic Congress do?
Well, here's an idea. Let's zero out his office budget. When the annual Justice Department authorization bill makes it way to the House and Senate, they ought to zero out the line-item for his office. Transfer the money to fight terrorism, or prevent violence against women (or if they have a sense of irony), give it to the Civil Rights division. It doesn't really matter. But the American taxpayer should not have to fund Fredo Gonzalez' salary, or his incompetent staff. If he wants to work for free, then so be it. But he's proven he ain't worth a dime.