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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wild times at Interior

Posted By on Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Will any agency of the federal government survive the Bush years without scandal? The New York Times reports today that employees at the Department of the Interior have accepted gifts from oil companies, finagled financial deals, used drugs and granted a few sexual favors as well.

In three reports delivered to Congress on Wednesday, the department’s inspector general, Earl E. Devaney, found wrongdoing by a dozen current and former employees of the Minerals Management Service, which collects about $10 billion in royalties annually and is one of the government’s largest sources of revenue other than taxes.

The reports portray a dysfunctional organization that has been riddled with conflicts of interest, unprofessional behavior and a free-for-all atmosphere for much of the Bush administration’s watch.

Why call it a watch? Who's he been watching out for? Well, we know the answer to that, don't we?

 

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