July 10, 2008

Attorney General Greg Abbott, arbiter of all things Constitutional

Our AG, Greg Abbott, has unilaterally (and after a minor amount of half-assed research) determined that the bible classes being pushed by the Republican controlled SBOE are Constitutional.

In other news, AG Abbott also determined that the Earth is flat, the Sun orbits the Earth and he has ruled that drownings and stonings are also Constitutional.

Meanwhile, while the AG is working on meaningless puff that a federal court is going to knock down, the TEA's Inspector General has been effectively gutted by the very people they are supposed to be watching. Which makes one wonder what the Republican appointees to the TEA have to hide.

An agency spokeswoman confirmed that at least two employees of its inspector general's office were placed on leave late last month, but she wouldn't say why. One of the employees said he was punished for complaining that he wasn't allowed to do his job.

"Every time an issue of fraud presented itself, we were not authorized to look into it," James Catazaro said.

For example, he said, top agency officials kept him and his colleagues from investigating allegations of possible kickbacks to a superintendent.

Posted by mcblogger at July 10, 2008 11:20 AM

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