Yet Another Disgruntled Fellow

At this rate, soon it will be hard to find anyone in Washington who is gruntled. So far the list of the disgruntled includes Jon DiIulio, Rand Beers, Paul O’Neill, Joe Wilson, and Richard Clarke.

While he’s not yet an ex-emloyee, I expect Richard Foster to soon join this list:

The Medicare program’s chief actuary told lawmakers Wednesday that he gave analyses last June to the White House and the president’s budget office that were not shared with Congress, predicting that prescription drug benefits being drafted on Capitol Hill would cost about $150 billion more than President Bush said he wanted to spend.

Richard Foster made the disclosure during his first appearance before a House committee since he confirmed two weeks ago that administration officials threatened to fire him if he directly provided lawmakers with his cost estimates on the changes to Medicare.