Jun 172009

When Obama’s first stimulus bill was making its way through Congress, we kept hearing about “shovel ready” projects that could get started right away. Then it turned out there weren’t so many such projects.

But now we see that some projects truly are shovel ready.

Last night the scandal involving the firing of federal watchdog Gerald Walpin made it onto the front page of Google News, though not to the very top. In the wee hours of the morning you could find it, not on the front page, but pretty high up if you clicked on U.S. news. Around 9 a.m. EDT it was 19th on U.S. news, and now it’s not there at all. It looks like the news media have been burying it as fast as possible.

There you have it. That story was shovel ready.