I suppose considering the woes at the Veterans Administration, resigning is the honorable thing to do, and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is nothing if not an honorable man. And so in the best “the buck stops here” tradition, Shinseki has resigned, despite the fact that many of the VA’s problems long predated him, and have only been exacerbated by congress’s failure to adequately fund the care of our returning veterans.
No doubt Republicans are gleeful at snagging an Obama administration scalp. That’s the way the game is played in the other Washington. But I do find it curious that the same Republicans who angrily demanded Shinseki’s resignation for failing to fix the VA, never demanded the resignations of the bank CEOs who destroyed our economy.