David Walker For President
Comptroller General David Walker may be the most courageous public servant in Washington these days.
For years he has been talking about the federal budget when few others would dare go near the subject. He has been conducting The Fiscal Wake Up Tour, which in July was featured on 60 Minutes , since 2005.
Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which Walker heads, issued a very tough report about the failures of the surge in Iraq and Walker and, when he testified about it on Capital Hill, answered the questions about its conclusions with very straightforward language not frequently used by government officials.
In Mid August, GAO issued a similarly tough report on the Department of Homeland Security. Again using very direct language, GAO made it clear that the department was not meeting standards.
What other federal agency head and federal agency operates like this?