i mean it's not like military GPS is important or anything LightSquared: Did White House Pressure General Shelton to Help Donor? - The Daily Beast Melanie Sloan, who runs the nonpartisan ethics groups Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said the emerging allegations about possible White House involvement in LightSquareds matter seemed to mirror earlier allegations in the Solyndra case. With this new set of facts, it starts to sound like a pattern of the White House improperly pressuring people at agencies involving decisions that affect companies tied to donors and fundraisers, Sloan said. Its always a problem when the White House is pressuring anyones testimony. I dont care if you are a four-star [general] or a GS-15 [career employee], you should be giving your true opinion and not an opinion the White House is seeking for political expediency." Sloan recalled similar instances during the Bush administration, when officials were accused of trying to meddle with climate scientists testimony. It doesnt matter what party is in charge, money frequently trumps good policy in Washington, she said.