Friday, 6 July 2018

Here Are All The Reactions to Scott Pruitt's EPA Resignation You Need to Read

quote [ Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the EPA following numerous ethics scandals:

He announced the move in a long and slightly bizarre letter to President Trump, and the internet has been having a field day with the news. ]

The swamp just self-drained, just a little. Resignation letter in extended

Some of my favorite of the twitter takes -

"Scott Pruitt resigned and 3 poachers got eaten by lions. Today was a good day."

"This may be a controversial take but I’m not sure replacing Pruitt with a coal lobbyist is a huge upgrade"

"Breaking: Trump to name leaking barrel of pesticides to replace Scott Pruitt as head of EPA."

Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.

That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.

My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.

Your Faithful Friend,

Scott Pruitt
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[by knumbknutz@1:36amGMT]


hellboy said @ 2:45am GMT on 6th Jul [Score:2 Hot Pr0n]
It'd be a better day if Pruitt got eaten by lions.
cb361 said @ 8:46pm GMT on 6th Jul
Or Pruitt were killed and eaten by poachers.
captainstubing said @ 9:44pm GMT on 6th Jul
And then the poachers got eaten by lions.
arrowhen said @ 7:39am GMT on 6th Jul [Score:1 Good]
I feel like the resignation part detracted from an otherwise perfectly sweet old timey love letter.
Hugh E. said @ 4:59pm GMT on 6th Jul
All I heard was "Ashokan Farewell" and the voice of Peter Coyote while reading it.
mechavolt said @ 3:21pm GMT on 6th Jul [Score:1 Insightful]
Eh, this is kinda how I think I might feel if Trump ever got impeached or forced to resign. Sure, we get rid of an incompetent evil. But then it's replaced by a competent evil with a smile.
cb361 said @ 8:45pm GMT on 6th Jul
I think the best outcome would be if Trump is impeached and forced to spend most of his time and energy defending himself from that, but isn't actually forced out, allowing his VC to take the reins of power.
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:54pm GMT on 6th Jul
Venture capitalist?
cb361 said @ 9:32pm GMT on 6th Jul
I meant Viet Cong, but that's good too.

I need more sleep...
arrowhen said @ 7:00am GMT on 7th Jul
Virtual Cockpit?
cb361 said @ 7:46am GMT on 6th Jul
Oh! I assumed the "Breaking: Trump to name leaking barrel of pesticides to replace Scott Pruitt as head of EPA." was a satirical The Onion headline. But actually it's true.
bbqkink said[2] @ 12:14am GMT on 7th Jul
Was wondering what the last straw was. I heard stories about a second calendar so he could hide who he was meeting with. It would have to be a bombshell...then nothing leaked out.

So I was back to looking for what had changed since Trump said Scott Pruitt. He's 'doing a great job a few weeks ago.

Took me a while to see what was new...

Former Fox News president accepts top White House job

I would still like to get a look at the real calendar.

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