Purge? What purge? (Update)

On March 21, 2001, I started this threadabout the supposed politically motivated firing of a federal environmental scientist. (And thanks, BTW, to the folks who took the time to consider the topic and discuss the issue…)

As this story points out, the firing was not politically motivated, but rather a low-level, internal to the USGS decision to terminate a contract employee who had overstepped his (and his particular USGS office’s) bounds.

I thought that those of you who read the story in my original thread might appreciate an update.