May 10, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement thanking Senate Republicans for helping to defeat the nomination of Paul Tiao for Inspector General of the Department of Labor:
"Because of overwhelming opposition in the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama has been forced to withdraw his nomination of Paul Tiao for Labor Solicitor General. Tiao was a political hack whose sole 'qualification' appeared to have been taking tens of thousands of dollars in donations from union bosses during the 2008 election cycle. This called into question his impartiality when it would have come to fulfilling the critical Inspector General role of investigating union corruption.
"With its important mission of impartially applying the law, the Inspector General's office was no place for Paul Tiao. Senate Republicans are to be credited with objecting to and defeating this nominee, whose was totally lacking in integrity for the post."
Paul Tiao Nominee Alert, Americans for Limited Government, December 2010 at www.getliberty.org/files/Paul Tiao NomineeAlert.pdf .