Walpin, who was fired by President Barack Obama last summer amid controversy over his probe of Johnson, revealed Tuesday that he also had been cleared of overstepping his authority in the matter.
Now, he said, he wants his job back.
The story of Gerald Walpin is different from that of most whistle blowers. Most whistle blowers get targeted, attacked, and never recover. Given that this whistle blower, Walpin, was targeted by the President himself was the one targeting Walpin.
Targeting whistle blowers is also the sort of thuggish behavior that is SOP in Chicago politics. In Chicago, the Inspector General, the post held by Walpin, is often filled by cronies. Whistle blowing is left whatever citizen or city employee brave enough to take on the city's structure.
Targeting of whistle blowers is the sort of behavior that would be welcomed by the Chicago political machine. It was one of the first instances of the Obama administration acting as though their base was at 121 N. LaSalle (the address for Chicago City Hall) rather than 1600 Pennsylvania.
It should also be noted that Kevin Johnson, the target of Walpin's probe, was also cleared for a "lack of evidence".