“What could possibly go wrong?” – A continuing series

Among the many unread goodies in the Law of the Land which was formerly known as the “Stimulus Bill” is the authority for the President to shut down the activities of the Inspector Generals of the various Federal agencies. Via Wizbang[*1] , from Byron York[*2] :

In the name of accountability and transparency, Congress has given the RAT Board the authority to ask “that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation.” If the inspector general doesn’t want to follow the wishes of the RAT Board, he’ll have to write a report explaining his decision to the board, as well as to the head of his agency (from whom he is supposedly independent) and to Congress. In the end, a determined inspector general can probably get his way, but only after jumping through bureaucratic hoops that will inevitably make him hesitate to go forward.

The RAT Board appears to be well-named. What do the Democrats and Obama plan to hide from the potentially inconvenient eyes of an Inspector General?

I HOPE that this particular law will be CHANGED. For the children.