The GPO has just announced that the current U.S. Public Printer, Robert C. Tapella, resigned today. Our inside sources tell us that this was a direct request from the White House. This paves the way for the White House to appoint someone to the post in a recess appointment, which could not be done with the incumbent in place. Our assumption is the appointment will go to the pending nominee, James Boarman, who could not garner approval from a Senate dominated by the President’s own party. Another sign the political process in this country is broken.