Friday, April 18, 2008


There's a yet another story out about improper Pentagon contracts with private companies. But this is beyond the pale:

The whole contracting process seems to have been full of improper favoritism. But the most shocking part comes in the story's fifth paragraph when the Post reveals that a high-ranking Air Force officer, who is now vice director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff, even included President Bush in his efforts, and he apparently played along. The officer arranged for the commander in chief "to record a video testimonial in the White House Map Room that was included in the SMS [private contractor] contract proposal, demonstrating the company's credibility and access."
I know this doesn't rise to the level of letting friends who give money to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom, or getting a blow job in the White House, but having the President serve as your personal company spokesman might be a little bit of an ethical problem. But then again, Bush has to think about his earning capability life after the Preznicy.

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