Umm… Question?

March 26th, 2007at 11:42am Posted by Eli

Today in TPM Muckraker:

The Washington Post‘s front page story today is about a meeting in January between the head of the General Services Administration, Lurita Doan, top agency officials, and Scott Jennings, Karl Rove’s deputy. The topic: how the agency could help “our candidates.”

The GSA is the government’s landlord and heads up nearly $60 billion per year in government contracts. The meeting was about how to turn that buying power to Republican advantage.

The angle of the Post‘s story is that Doan’s eagerness to join the scheme (get Republicans to take credit for the opening of federal facilities around the country, while preventing Democrats like Nancy Pelosi from doing so) seems a blatant violation of the Hatch Act, a law that prevents federal employees for using their positions for politics.

Has the Bush administration ever done anything that wasn’t a blatant violation of the Hatch Act? Hell, we almost certainly invaded Iraq just so Dubya could look like a tough guy in ’04.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Republicans,Rove,Wankers


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