Statement on Signing the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008

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					                                                               Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 / Oct. 14                                                               1345

                                                               McCarty decided to do something about it.                       congratulate the players, their wives/
                                                               Last fall, he approached his friend, Kris                       girlfriends, the coaches, all those who sup-
                                                               Draper, told him he’d cleaned up his life,                      port the team; the unheralded heroes in the
                                                               and he thought he had a little hockey left                      locker room that make sure the lives of these
                                                               in him. So he plays for the Flint Generals                      players is as comfortable as possible—the
                                                               in the IHL, works his way up to the Red                         trainers, the laundry handlers, the equipment
                                                               Wings AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Grif-                     handlers. I congratulate you for achieving a
                                                               fins. And then in March, as the playoffs ap-                    dream that millions of kids dream about, in-
                                                               proached, Darren got a call from the Red                        cluding those in the room.
                                                               Wings offering him a shot with the team.                           Thanks for bringing the Cup to the White
                                                                  This guy got his life back together, seized                  House. Good luck for the rest of the season.
                                                               the moment, and scored the opening goal in                      May God bless you.
                                                               game two of the series against Nashville. That                     And now it is my honor to bring Captain
                                                               is a stout story. And—where are you,                            Nick Lidstrom to the podium.
                                                               Darren? Yes, congratulations to you.
                                                                  One of the things that is really interesting                 NOTE: The President spoke at 2:37 p.m. in the
                                                                                                                               East Room at the White House. In his remarks,
                                                               about the Stanley Cup is that every player                      he referred to Christopher Ilitch, vice president,
                                                               on the championship team gets to take the                       and Michael and Marian Ilitch, owners, Detroit
                                                               trophy home for a day. Red Wings players                        Red Wings; Gary B. Bettman, commissioner, Na-
                                                               took the Cup on adventures across the world                     tional Hockey League; Johan Franzen, right wing,
                                                               to Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic,                         Gordie Howe, former right wing, Kris Draper,
                                                               Slovakia, and Russia. Coach Babcock took                        center, Chris Chelios, defenseman, Brett Lebda,
                                                               the Cup water skiing; slalom or two skies?                      defenseman, Darren McCarty, right wing, Tomas
                                                               [Laughter]                                                      Kopecky, right wing, Brian Rafalski, defenseman,
                                                                  Anyway, several players had young rel-                       Chris Osgood, goal tender, and Dan Cleary, right
                                                               atives baptized with the Cup. Others let their                  wing, Detroit Red Wings; and entertainer Chuck
                                                                                                                               Norris. The transcript released by the Office of
                                                               children use it as a bowl for cereal, for ice                   the Press Secretary also included the remarks of
                                                               cream, and donuts. Tomas Kopecky took it                        Niklas Lidstrom, defenseman and team captain,
                                                               home to Slovakia and used it as a bowl for                      Detroit Red Wings.
                                                               a special Slovakian broth. No telling what was
                                                               in that special Slovakian broth. [Laughter]
                                                                  Many Red Wings used their time with the                      Statement on Signing the Inspector
                                                               Cup to lift the lives of others. Kris Draper                    General Reform Act of 2008
                                                               took the Cup to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick                     October 14, 2008
                                                               Children. That must have been a joyous mo-
                                                               ment for them to se
Description: Section 6 of the bill gives Inspectors General the right to obtain legal advice from lawyers working for an Inspector General. It is important that Inspectors General have timely and accurate legal advice. It is also important that agencies have structures through which to reach a single, final authoritative determination for the agency of what the law is.
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