I posted two articles to Coach Is Right on Ric Shenseki, before he resigned. Both were based on VA insider information. The first presented some small notion of what an imperious little dweeb this guy is, and the other predicted his imminent resignation--a few hours before it occurred.
Let's clear up two more things:
First, he is NOT a good man. As a supposed leader of men and a soldier, he let his guys down, big time. We will never really know how many suffered and died on his watch.
Next, this idea that he was somehow hamstrung by "the system" is pure rubbish. He was the head of the agency, for God's sake. At a minimum, he could have gone into the Phoenix VAMC, fired all who were even suspected as being culpable, and then litigated the inevitable grievances. How can the head of a government agency, with an unlimited budget, be afraid of litigation? Or was it better that at least 30, and probably many more died?
He was nothing more than an over-preened, affirmative actioned bureaucrat seriously out of his depth.