Insiders' views of turmoil in BATFE
Over at Cleanup ATF. All sorts of things that outsiders would never think of. Treasury and Justice agencies have different outlooks, merging their functions results in friction. Having an acting director for years means nobody at the top who can make major organizational decisions (and everyone knows he'll be gone, soon, in agency terms). Further, in a turf war with other agencies looking to move into your turf, an acting head can't stand up to their moves. Rumors of moving alcohol and tobacco functions to FDA. Supervisors getting away with expense fraud (and with sexual ... well, to call it misconduct is like terming an axe murderer a misuser of a garden tool).