I’m obsessive about looking at my stats and the searches that bring people to my site. A few minutes ago, someone for the General Accounting Office Googled “David Walker Resigns.”
Well, here’s the scoop:
David M. Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office since 1998, is resigning to become president of a new $1 billion private research foundation, the GAO said Friday. Walker, 56, will step down as GAO comptroller general on March 12 to take over as president and chief executive officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
Peterson, senior chairman of The Blackstone Group and former Commerce Department secretary, has pledged to contribute $1 billion over the next few years to the foundation, which is to focus on such national sustainability issues as entitlement program and health care costs, trade and budget deficits, energy consumption and the education system.
Blackstone and its cronies suck in another audit guy. It’s no wonder Mr. Walker presided over such an impotent set of non-action items in the GAO’s latest report on the “competitiveness” of the Big 4.
No way he’d upset the status quo.
How come no one asked why?