EPA Head Lisa Jackson Resigning

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Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out....
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/274641-e ... -step-down

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, who rolled out the agency’s first greenhouse gas regulations and clashed often with Capitol Hill Republicans, announced Thursday that she is stepping down.

Jackson will leave the agency after President Obama’s annual State of the Union speech in January. She did not announce future plans, but said she is “ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.”

“I want to thank President Obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” she said in a statement.
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Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 1:23 pm

Be nice Richard, we could end up with a BIGGER moron :x :( One of BO's lil clones :down:
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Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 4:36 pm

I completely forgot about the email accounts and never connected it with her resignation. In case you aren't aware Jackson was using an email account out of the loop.
A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday.

Jackson, in a brief written statement, said Thursday she is leaving the EPA after four years on the job, for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference."

The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the scrutiny over the alias emails is clearly a factor.

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Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 4:55 pm

Richard S. wrote:... Jackson was using an email account out of the loop ...
Certainly doesn't pass the smell test. If true she should (apparently did?) get the boot.
Historical precedents: Bobby Jindal, George W. Bush, Governor Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin, many many more of both parties I'm sure.
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Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 8:38 pm

rberq wrote: Historical precedents: Bobby Jindal, George W. Bush, Governor Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin, many many more of both parties I'm sure.
You're mixing personal and government accounts. Of course you're entitled to personal accounts.

As far as the Bush controversy goes it's important those documents are archived but I also think it's important that the president should expect a certain amount of secrecy.
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Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 8:41 am

Richard S. wrote:You're mixing personal and government accounts. Of course you're entitled to personal accounts.

As far as the Bush controversy goes it's important those documents are archived but I also think it's important that the president should expect a certain amount of secrecy.
Entitled to have personal accounts, but not to do government business with those accounts.
Yes, secrecy is necessary, but who can be trusted with it? Seems like an unsolvable dilemma.
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Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 10:33 am

rberqq wrote:.
Yes, secrecy is necessary, but who can be trusted with it? Seems like an unsolvable dilemma.
There is technological means to overcome anything. I think my point is those communications amongst the President and his staff shouldn't be easily obtainable by anyone as in Congressional subpoena requesting them which can only be granted by Executive order. Archives can be encrypted with a two part key similar to the procedures for nuclear launch where you need two people.
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Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 12:30 pm

rberq wrote:
Richard S. wrote:You're mixing personal and government accounts. Of course you're entitled to personal accounts.

As far as the Bush controversy goes it's important those documents are archived but I also think it's important that the president should expect a certain amount of secrecy.
Entitled to have personal accounts, but not to do government business with those accounts.
Yes, secrecy is necessary, but who can be trusted with it? Seems like an unsolvable dilemma.
One of the controversies about Lisa Jackson is her use of e-mail accounts for official business.

She had an e-mail account int the name of "Richard Windsor". It was used for official business. What's unclear, from what's publicly available, if it completely private (i.e. gmail like) or another account created for her on the official EPA e-mail system. If it's on the EPA system one has to ask why. Was it done to avoid Congresses requests for her e-mail records or simple a way for an Agency head to have some way of private communications. If it's a completely private account, why was she using it for official communications, outside the confines of government e-mail security and open to greater security risks.

Most, including our government leaders, are incredibly naive about e-mail security. Just look at the Petraeus-Broadwell affair. If you want private e-mails you must use encryption and a system of private-public key combinations to each recipient. It's doable but it takes considerable effort to get it right.
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Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 12:51 pm

If you want private e-mails you must use encryption and a system of private-public key combinations to each recipient. It's doable but it takes considerable effort to get it right.
Just a simple transpositional code is more than enough. For example "I'm going to halve the deficit" really means "I'm going to triple the deficit". 50 million people looking at it could never decode that. Bernankes emails are a direct opposite transposition. e.g I will never monetarize the debt means I will never have to sell another treasury bill on the open market as I will just print ad infinitum. You see it's easy when you get the hang of it.
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Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 12:57 pm

Hahahahah!!
You just cracked one of my ribs!

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