July 12, 2011

Meet Ken Blanco: The Fall Guy

I made mention in my latest Pajamas Media article that the Obama Justice Department is attempting to find a patsy to take the blame for "Fast and Furious."

A well-placed source provided me the name of the individual that has been designated by higher-ups to take the fall, and I reached out to him, hoping that he might decide to reach out as a whistle-blower in his own right, if only out of enlightened self-interest.

Well, he declined to speak (to me at least).

That said, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco has been identified as the Administration's probable fall guy, for several reasons.

The primary reason, as it always is with anything involving Holder and Obama, is politics. Blanco is not the politico that his superiors are, which is strike one. they look out after theri own, and while Blanco is career, he isn't apparently an Obamite. He is apparently a decent human being and competent DAAG, according to the source. That's two strikes against him in an organization as corrupt and politicized as the highest levels of Justice.

Blanco's third strike happens to be the fact that he was the signing authority that authorized the wiretaps for Fast and Furious. There is a looooong way between signing off on wiretaps and authorizing felony gun smuggling to narco-terrorists, however, so it will be interesting to see if DOJ has the gall to actually try to make this stick in the face of rapidly emerging evidence of a wider scandal.

As always, any DOJ, ATF, DHS, FBI or other tipsters that would like to come forward about what officials knew, and when they knew it, are invited to drop me a secure line at

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 12, 2011 08:36 PM

Let's see, first Melson was supposed to take the fall, and he refused, and instead flipped.

Now they are naming Blanco. Where do they go if he flips?

My guess would be Ogden, since he knows where all the bodies are buried. I hope they don't have good blackmail material against him.

Posted by: Phelps at July 13, 2011 02:53 PM

I have the bad feeling it's going to end with Holder getting canned, and formal impeachment proceedings against Obama under a Republican Senate. I could be wrong, but if Obama and crew behave as they show signs of doing, then the removal of Barack Obama from the White House under conviction sounds more and more likely.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at July 13, 2011 09:10 PM

If your analysis of Blanco is correct, I can't imagine why he would take the fall.

Flip Blanco flip!

Posted by: arhooley at July 14, 2011 12:13 PM