Yesterday I bet 500 Quatloos that Dr. Ronnie Jackson would get his nomination to lead the VA inspite of being as unqualified as Harriet Miers or Betsy DeVos or Ben Carson, and now it looks like his nomination is in serious trouble… but not for being unqualified.
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie:
“Republicans are considering postponing his confirmation hearing this week as senators pour over potentially new negative information that committee members have received, according to GOP sources familiar with the matter. And Senate Democrats are digging into his record after being made aware of potential new problems with the nomination. …”
But none of the usual gossip mongers is saying what the negative information is, however, CBS decided it is newsworthy:
“Sources familiar with the tales say Sen. Jon Tester’s committee staff is reviewing multiple allegations of a “hostile work environment.” The accusations include “excessive drinking on the job, improperly dispensing meds,” said one of the people familiar, who was granted anonymity to speak frankly about the situation. The other people familiar with the stories also confirmed those details.”
So maybe THAT explains how the corpulent mango-hued shitgibbon got such a glowing health review: perhaps Dr. Ronnie was a bit, um, medicated hisself? And no: MPS doesn’t think that addiction is funny at all. We hope if this allegation is true that he gets the help that he needs. Maybe from the VA.