Just yesterday, Doug posted a story titled "Another day, another Obama Administration scandal." Today is no different.
Via Guy Benson at Townhall:
Did the State Department keep a known (or at least heavily suspected) pedophile on the job, try to block the investigation, then "water down" the final report? State denies any undue influence on internal probes, and the ambassador is decrying the allegations "smears." Who is he? The New York Post unearths a name with deep financial ties to President Obama and Democrats:
A DS agent was called off a case against US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman over claims that he solicited prostitutes, including minors. “The ambassador’s protective detail and the embassy’s surveillance detection team . . . were well aware of the behavior.” Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy ordered the investigation ceased, and the ambassador remains in place, according to the memo. Gutman was a big Democratic donor before taking the post, having raised $500,000 for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and helping finance his inaugural.
Why did Kennedy "order the investigation ceased"? The Post story also notes that Clinton’s Secretary of State Cheryl Mills — you remember her, too, right? — personally involved herself in a separate investigation, effectively shutting it down.
Charming behavior from Hillary’s State Department, no? They kept a man "in place," representing our country while knowing, or at the least, "heavily" suspecting that he was a child predator. It’s disgusting.
It’s also highly ironic (and a bit disturbing) considering Ambassador Gutman’s comments about Governor Palin, back in 2008:
On the Laura Ingraham Radio show, Friday, attorney Howard Gutman — an original member of the national finance committee for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. — very directly criticized the parenting of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin…
Gutman said the issue wasn’t one of gender, but one of parenting -– regardless of the gender of the parent.
"This has nothing to do with gender, whether Todd Palin was the nominee or Sarah Palin was the nominee," Gutman said. "If my daughter had just come home at 17 years old and said, ‘Mom, Dad, I’m pregnant, we have a family problem,’ I wouldn’t say, ‘You know what we’re going to do? We’re going to take this private family problem…and you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to go on the international stage and broadcast this to the world.’"
Gutman continued, "this wasn’t a working mother issue, this was a parent issue…The proper attack is not that a woman shouldn’t run for vice president with five kids, it’s that a parent, when they have a family in need, a Down’s baby who needs them — mother or father."
"So you are judging her parenting skills," Ingraham said. "You’re saying you don’t think she’s a good parent for doing this job."
"I’m saying the proper criticism is not that it’s a woman or man – it doesn’t matter whether it’s Todd or Sarah," Gutman said. "Think of how many politicians have said it’s not the right time in my family’s life for me to run."
Fast-forward to 2013 and this arbiter of "good parenting" is most likely a pervert and a pedophile. Gutman’s suspected behavior and the State Department shutting down the investigation into it, is really just par for the course with the Obama administration. In 2008, Team Hope and Change sold itself to the American people as defenders of the Constitution and the champions of civil liberties, who possessed the moral core to "to build new bridges across the globe."
During a piece of Obama theater during the ’08 campaign, he told Europe:
"Now is the time to build new bridges across the globe as strong as the one that bound us across the Atlantic. Now is the time to join together, through constant cooperation, strong institutions, shared sacrifice, and a global commitment to progress, to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It was this spirit that led airlift planes to appear in the sky above our heads, and people to assemble where we stand today. And this is the moment when our nations – and all nations – must summon that spirit anew."
What a a bunch of bull. He was lying to them the same way he lied to Americans. It was all for show. If he cared at all about "building bridges" around the world, he wouldn’t have allowed a suspected deviant like Gutman to remain stationed at one of those "strong institutions," and there would have been a real investigation into this man’s activities.
This is your representation in Belgium, America.