Okay, something ain’t right with Scott Pruitt over at the EPA. The latest ain’t right thing is that he has gone crazy over getting more security for himself.
During his first quarter as EPA administrator he has nearly double what the two previous administrators spent on security. Christy Todd Whitman walked herself to work.
Pruitt wants twelve new security agents on top of the 24 hour protection he now has. That means $2 million a year in salaries alone. On top of that is the soundproof booth he wants inside his private office, where the door is always locked even when he’s there. That’s creepy.
Why does he need all this?
“We have at least four times — four to five times the number of threats against Mr. Pruitt than we had against Ms. McCarthy,” said assistant inspector general Patrick Sullivan, referring to Gina McCarthy, who held the post under President Barack Obama.
Look, it’s not like the Sierra Club has declared actual war on this guy and Lord knows that polluters love the hell outta him. Who exactly is out to get him? That right there – that’s what worries me.
So what’s the deal?
My theory is that all the cabinet members are playing a game with each other to see who can spend the most damn money on themselves.