Scott Pruitt Has Left the EPA Building: Whew!

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Health Editor’s Note:  Of course the Pruitt resignation happened on 7/5 and here is a little comment that the GomerBlog (medical satire site) published about Pruitt leaving as administrator of the EPA.  Apparently the EPA’s loss is the medical world’s gain. Medical Ethics no less. Ethics is not in the Pruitt job description…Removing all medical records sounds like a continuation of the whiz bang job Pruitt was doing at the EPA. 

There are at least 13 federal inquires into Pruitt’s management and spending practices and his resignation from his position as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should not stop these inquires.  Some of the allegations are that he used federal employees to perform his personal errands, such as looking for a job for his wife, may have errored in calculating his first-class travel expenses, had a $43,000 soundproof phone booth placed into his office breaking many laws and rules, rented a condo from the wife of an energy lobbyist he was doing personal business with, has a 20 person security detail around the clock and spent $3.5 million in taxpayer money to maintain them (way too much money), hired ex-lobbyists and gave unwarranted raises to political aides, supporting issues to potentially harm the environment such as encouraging the coal mining industry group to urge Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement and appearing in a National Cattlemen;s Beef Association video that described Pruitt’s opposition to the clean water rule of the Obama presidency, dismissal of scientists (university researchers) from EPA agency boards that advise on scientific and health issues and put into place political appointees who were drawn largely from state regulatory and industry bodies, and enjoying an ultimate fan experience at U or K basketball games while using the seats that belonged to a billionaire coal executive who lobbied the EPA on well, coal issues, and I could go on and on and on but I think you get the picture of the ineptness and vast unsuitability for Pruitt to be the fox guarding the EPA hen house. May he not darken any doors where ethics is essential because he does not have the capacity to discern the difference between right and wrong….Carol 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump announced over Twitter this

afternoon that Scott Pruitt will be leaving his leadership role as Administrator of

the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a job that better suits him: he will

be the newest member of the Hospital Ethics Committee (HEC) at George

Washington University Hospital.

“I have decided to pursue my dream job as a member of a Hospital Ethics

Committee, a position that will allow my strengths to truly shine,” Pruitt told

Gomerblog. As a member of a HEC, Pruitt will help health care professionals deal

with ethical challenges arising from clinical practice. “I wanted to thank

President Trump for the opportunity to serve at the EPA.”

Pruitt has been seen as one of Trump’s most controversial Cabinet picks on

account of his stance on environmental issues. Thankfully his responsible use of

power, discretionary spending of taxpayer dollars, and lack of ethics violations

were never an issue during his tenure.

Both Republicans and Democrats are saddened to see Pruitt go.

“Moron,” said Senator John Kennedy, R-La, on CNN.

In other news, a coalition of doctors, nurses, health care professionals, and

patients is assembling based on the new rumor that Pruitt plans to go “back to

basics” by rolling back HIPAA and deleting all medical records from existence.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Scott Pruitt is a good example of a swamp thing. There is nothing too low for him. He also appears to have an over inflated view of himself.
    However taking bribes and granting special favors is the norm in Washedupton, D.C. (District of Corruption) but tRump has raised the standard for corruption to a new level.
    tRump drained the swamp alright….right into the White House. This administration if rife with corruption, nepotism and every other ism.
    Scott Pruitt was the obvious choice for that job as he would bow to the Koch brothers and every other polluter.
    Wonder what he’s going to do now….maybe manage a Wendys.

  2. I wanted him to stay to build the case further , because by bowing out, it reduces the effect it should have. New guy will continue same policy without public outrage.
    I will say though. the necklace on the teacher who confronted him and urged him to resign is a very intentional piece of jewelry. And he wilted. The life of a teacher is seldom about schedule, and always about “teachable moments”, which is a phrase made very trendy by Standing Rock.

    • Who knows how far it would go?
      Ah, well, as long as he’s gone. The stench , however continues as long others like Jethro Sessions remains as a Attorney General,Nicky Haley as America/israeli UN Ambasador, as John “walrus face” Bolton remains in Washington, as long as pompous Pompeo remains in Washington…….