Focusing on six words: Helping government do its job better Grassley likely to keep his Williams hold

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Off topic — today is the birthday of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

Grassley, of course, is the man who has a quixotic hold on the nomination of Jim Williams to be GSA administrator. Grassley’s beef, of course, is over what he believes are misdeeds of Williams to get a GSA schedule contract for Sun Microsystems. Of course, Gassley contends that Williams’ actions cost the government money. Sun has since decided to walk away from the schedule contracts, which is more likely to actually cost the government money. (Both are equally unprovable, but… fact are overrated anyway.)

Grassley’s staff sent Williams and GSA a whole slew of questions in the interest of resolving the hold that the Iowa Republican has put on Williams’ nomination.

Well, don’t look for that to be resolved any time soon.

Capitol Hill sources tell me that the Senator’s staff is still not satisified — and the letter is to come as soon as this week.

It’s too bad.

Of course, Williams was gracious enough to appear on Federal News Radio’s Daily Debrief on Monday. Hear the interview with Williams here, where we touch briefly on this subject. [.mp3]

Written by cdorobek

September 17, 2008 at 9:21 PM

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  1. […] Williams’ nomination to be GSA administration — non-acting, if you will — has a hold by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). It’s unlikely that Grassley is going to lift that […]

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