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January 13, 2023

Mayor Butt Refused Key Meetings During Unanounced Secret "Paternity Leave"

I think it's important to note that the paternity leave was secret and unacknowledged. He didn't tell people he was on paternity leave -- he represented to the public that he was doing his job as usual.

He just ghosted his job without telling anyone, except for key aides needed to cover for him and pretend he "just stepped out of the office for a moment."

He has defended himself saying he took all the "key meeting" he needed to while on this Double Secret Probation Paternity Leave.

But documents obtained by a watchdog organization show that that's just another lie by this grasping, ambitious-but-lazy incompetent.

Watchdog group Protect the Public's Trust (PPT) obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Transportation (DOT), according to PPT. Buttigieg was reportedly using his parental leave status to delay key meetings, including a call with Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, according to newly released public records. Grassley's office requested a meeting with Buttigieg about a Buy American waiver request for the I-74 bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois.

The DOT told Grassley's office on September 21, 2021, that "unfortunately, the Secretary is currently on leave due to the birth of twins, and that may lead to a delay in possibly scheduling a meeting in the near future," records show.

Grassley's office ended up scheduling the meeting on Dec. 1 with Edward McGlone, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs at the DOT. Records show Buttigieg's office also delegated other meetings because of his parental leave, including a speaking engagement with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

"It appears as though, during his paternity leave, he was not always available when called upon and did not have some necessary contingencies in place to ensure the continuity of operations at DOT," PPT Director Michael Chamberlain said in a statement to the Daily Caller. "Perhaps it is not a coincidence that so many crises involving the Department, from the supply chain breakdown to the FAA system outage that grounded flights all over the country, have occurred on his watch."

When the national rail strike was looming, the... man nominally responsible for keeping the trains running was sunning himself in Porto, Portugal. His excuse for being AWOL during a crisis? Well, you see, the vacation was "long-planned."

Well, as long as the vacation was "long-planned," sure, you can skip out during a national crisis, Mayor Butt.

The guy has the work ethic of a kitten.

But boy does he have those Worthless Credentials and Identity Politics Plus-Ups in spades!

At the Spectator, Chadwick Moore asks, would anyone put up with this record of failures and flatly blowing off work for paternity leave and Porto holidays from a straight man?

Almost a year ago, the Federal Aviation Authority, under the helm of transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, announced that the aviation briefing known as NOTAM, or Notice to Airmen, would undergo a name change. NOTAMs are unclassified notices distributed from an aviation authority to all pilots that contain essential information regarding conditions, hazards, system concerns, or other flight operations. NOTAM, Mayor Pete's Department of Transportation declared, wasn't gender inclusive and, as of December 2, 2021, it should henceforth be referred to Notice to Air Missions, not Airmen.

While Mayor Pete preoccupied his department with scrubbing the bigotry out of an acronym, it never occurred to the Biden administration's Chief Diversity Hire that the system itself might need some tending-to. That was until this morning when an outage caused the NOTAM system to fail and all flights in the US were grounded for several hours, something that hasn't happened since 9/11.

Today's FAA system failure came just weeks after Southwest Airlines ruined Christmas when its outdated computer system led to thousands of canceled flights -- something that the transportation secretary brazenly mocked, seemingly unaware that the Biden administration had given billions of dollars in handouts to Southwest, with no oversight. As he wagged his finger at the airline, Mayor Pete was oblivious that his own computers might need a tune-up.


Like Obama but less gay, Pete is a smooth talker and easily charms unmarried, childless women. But his hair isn't the only thing that's fake -- the man hasn't got a clue. Yet thanks to his magical gay puppy dog powers, no one seems to care.

Read the whole thing.

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