Now that George Bush isn’t popular anymore, Guy doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Guy never mentions his name, and calls his policies “failures”.
But Guy’s failure to take responsibility for those he chooses to help elect and to work for doesn’t stop at George Bush.
After Guy worked so hard for Bush in 2004, he was rewarded with a political appointment to HUD.
Gee, it sounds like a pretty important job:
“In this position, Ciarrocchi will serve as HUD’s liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Region III, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. He will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. Ciarrocchi is one of ten regional directors in the U.S.”
Even Guy sounded like he thought his job was pretty important in this interview:
“My job is two-fold: to promote the administration’s goals and programs; and, to anticipate – and respond to – the unique challenges in our region. I work to accomplish this by setting clear goals and objectives and empowering my team of managers in Philadelphia and across the region to meet our goals.”
Guy continued in the same interview:
“Among many other things, I learned two skills that translate well into my work with HUD. First, I understand the role of being a manager within a large bureaucracy.”
Then, things at HUD sort of went badly.
And, then, suddenly, Guy decided his position at HUD was less significant than being a manager at McDonalds:
“Not to diminish my role. I think there’s a value to being a manager of the office, to attending conferences on behalf of Region 3, to sending reports back to the home office. But it’s not like I was the branch manager of a McDonalds.”
The president of the United States only has 15 top advisors – his cabinet. When one of them is forced out of office – as HUD Secretary Jackson was this year – it is a big deal. And in this instance, the US Senate committee with oversight of his department specifically cited the Philadelphia case. Guy admitted that he was involved, although we don’t know which meetings he attended or what he said, and we never will. But it is a very troubling thing to learn, and once again, Guy doesn’t want you to know about it.
What kind of Guy won’t take responsibility for his actions? The Wrong Guy.
Come back tomorrow for another installment of “What Kind of Guy…”