Fond memories of the late U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder, with whom I did two standup interviews with Colorado TV stations about our federal governments's alleged security clearance retaliation against four of her courageous constituents, Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant Model Shop employees.
These four ethical employees were allegedly retaliated against by GS-15 national security clearance cars for blowing the whistle about Rockwell International using government contractor facility machinery, materials and workers for improper purposes -- waste fraud and abuse. I met them in Denver during the American Bar Association's Midyear Convention in February 1990, where Chief Judge Nahum Litt and other members of the ABA House of Delegates passed our sweeping whistleblower rights resolution. The four, and two of their spouses, crowded into my hotel room, where I took notes and sent them to D.C.
With music from "The Rain in Spain" from the musical, My Fair Lady, we saw Rep. Schroeder sing in an appearance with The Capitol Steps comedy troupe circa 1989, "Immense expense is mainly in defense!" I quoted her line in Congressional testimony for the Government Accountability Project.
Patricia Schroeder will be dearly missed.
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