December 9, 2005

List of Those Who Have Left the Bush Admin

Over the past few years we've all caught the news stories about high-level people leaving the Bush Administration. If you're like me, you've wondered "Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of all these people?"

Nick Turse, who works in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University and is the Associate Editor and Research Director at, has done it. He calls the list "The Fallen Legion."

Fallen Legion LINK

I've suggested Nick consider Armando Falcon as a "fallen legion" candidate:

Falcon was director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), which has oversight over the two giant housing-finance enterprises known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

On Feb. 4, 2003 the OFHEO released a report entitled, "Systemic Risk: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Role of OFHEO." In a nut shell, OFHEO was concerned that Mae and Mac might become insolvent. OFHEO was exploring the possibility of obtaining legal (Congressional) authority to take over Mae & Mac in the event either collapsed. The concern was that these two institutions were so strongly coupled to the overall economy that their failure could result in a "systemic" economic failure.

For his service to the Nation, Falcon was asked by the Bush Administration to resign soon after the report was released.

You might not like the source, but you can verify the facts:

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