Soon-to-be-former Deputy Maritime Administrator Michael “Anchorman” Rodriguez told the midshipmen during the January 6, 2017 all-hands meeting (audio here) that they shouldn’t believe the rumors they read on line.
One of the rumors that was posted on this blog was the rumor that Rodriguez had been chosen to be the superintendent of Texas Maritime.
Remember that while Rodriguez was negotiating his new position with Texas Maritime, he was making decisions that affect USMMA’s future and potentially benefit Texas Maritime. Just another conflict of interest at MARAD. I’m no longer even shocked when I read of malfeasance and questionable practices at MARAD.
Hopefully someone will keep close tabs on any legislative activities by Rodriguez in the coming months and years. Catching him lobbying in violation of the U.S. Code would be quite a satisfying coup.