So-Called Technology ‘Experts’ Whine About Obama’s Technology Chief Having to Testify Before Congress

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Why are these people so afraid of transparency and public accounting? It’s as if they have something to hide.

Three technology experts with ties to the White House are blasting House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for forcing Obama’s top technology expert to testify before Congress.
The group created a website, called “Let Todd Work,” arguing that Issa is wasting the time of U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and distracting him from trying to fix
Issa’s panel issued a subpoena on Friday to force Park to testify about problems with the ObamaCare website at a hearing on Wednesday.
“Now, instead of continuing to fix (a mess he did not make), Mr. Park has to spend his hours preparing for his testimony,” the group wrote.
So if, as they allege, he had nothing to do with the mess, why not let him come and speak up? Do they actually believe a few hours before Congress makes a damn bit of difference in fixing an irreparably broken website?
The site was created by Clay Johnson and Adam Becker, former Presidential Innovation fellows, and Michael Aleo, a former White House art director.
Visitors can sign an online petition to “stand with Todd” and call for Issa to withdraw the subpoena.
“No matter what side of the aisle you sit on, Todd is one of the good guys. Let him do his job,” the tech experts wrote.
Oh, now we get it. They’re just doing Obama’s bidding.
The White House declined Issa’s initial request for Park to testify voluntarily, saying he is too busy working on the troubled website.
Donna Pignatelli, a White House official, told Issa that forcing Park to testify would be “highly disruptive.”
Pathetic. Apparently people want Park to testify since as of this writing a scant 554 people want to let Todd work.

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