…on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018
And like that, Pruitt was gone, but will not be forgotten, likely, ever. And hopefully the indictments will be forthcoming, blog only knows the sketchy stuff this grifter was into.
Every administration has buffoons and grifters, but very few administrations have one who sets the standards for corruption for eons to come. From his 24 X 7 security detail, to his cone of silence, to the first class airfare, there was not a penny he left behind. He even bought $100 pens.
And then there’s the bizarre way he used EPA staff as his personal Fetch-Its, from securing a used Trump Hotel Mattress (Oh, gross!), to trying to find a high-paying job for his wife (who was, pre-Pruitt, a public-school nurse).
And then there were the industry taboos he carried out in dark of night, from his $50 Ameros/night industry-lobbiest-paid condo, to his second set of calendars and appointment books, there was no graft that was too large or too small.
The story that was always being whispered was that Pruitt felt insecure in an administration that boasted so many million- and billionaires that he tried to sit as large as he could on a relatively small asset (so to speak).
But what was really small was his integrity.