U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about relief for Americans facing home foreclosure at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona February 18, 2009. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)
Official: Investigator To Lead Stimulus Oversight -- Yahoo News/AP
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday a former Secret Service agent who helped expose lobbyists' corruption at the Interior Department as his pick to oversee the $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
Obama is set to name Earl Devaney as chairman of the new Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board, an administration official said Sunday. Vice President Joe Biden also will be given a role coordinating oversight of stimulus spending.
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My Comment: This is going to be the busiest man in Washington for the next two years. The sad part is that he will be so undermanned .... and the programs that will receive monies are so many .... that aside from a few token indiscretions that will be found, his effectiveness will be minimal.
Vice President Biden's role in such an agency is laughable.