January 25, 2005

SOME OUTRAGE EASILY:

Annals of Outrage (KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL, January 31, 2005, The Nation)

In 2004 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Inspector Generals (IG) in various departments of the federal government issued reports revealing fraud, mismanagement and corruption. Here is my list of the Bush Administration's Ten Most Outrageous Scandals thus far uncovered by government investigators...

What Ms Vanden Heuvel's list points out is how extraordinarily free of scandal the first Bush term was. Not a single cabinet officer or high ranking White House aide was forced to resign under an ethical cloud and, if memory serves, the only special investigation was for the non-crime of outing Joe Palme and his wife. the only other presidency this devoid of wrongdoing in recent decades was his father's.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 25, 2005 12:55 PM
Comments

That's Plame, not Palme

Posted by: George at January 25, 2005 2:02 PM

So we're back to Palme now?

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 25, 2005 2:06 PM

And that is the Government Accounting Office, not Accountability Office. I have had some experience with these people-- they are bean counters promoted so far ahead of their real level of expertise and experience that the Peter Principle does not even begin to describe their incompetence.

Posted by: Dan at January 25, 2005 2:25 PM

Trustafarian.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 25, 2005 2:25 PM

VanDen Heuvel must be thinking of the Government Accountability Project (GAP), the kind of organization she lives to support.

Posted by: ratbert at January 25, 2005 2:41 PM

It's also Inspectors General, not Inspector Generals.

Posted by: joe shropshire at January 25, 2005 2:57 PM

Katrina is on to something. Governments are great robberies, and big governemnts are grand theft. Logic leads Katrina to be an anarchist, right?

Posted by: LUCIFEROUS at January 25, 2005 4:12 PM

Katrina just wants her guy (and by extension, herself), to be the one doing the stealing.

But the contrast between the Clinton Decade and the Bush Decade (so far) couldn't be more striking. As with all the cases of vote fraud, it should lead one to conclude that Dems have a tendency toward a tolerance of corruption when they can benefit. And these are the people for whom hypocrisy is a mortal sin.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 25, 2005 5:33 PM

Sex Education scandal! Hit me with your best shot.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 26, 2005 2:14 AM
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