Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Under Pressure

If you haven't been following the unfolding Government Services Administration scandal, you really need to tune in.

The short version is that the GSA -- which funds and maintains federal buildings -- has been politicized, with Karl Rove's office leading a briefing of GSA managers on how they could help Republican candidates in 2008. As Kos notes, it's about as corrupt as corruption gets, a straightforward violation of the Hatch Act.

Anyway, the GSA head, Lurita Doan, just got raked over the coals by the Government Oversight Committee today. Trust me on this and go watch the clip. Her apparent incompetence in the job is only matched by her incompetence before the committee. They have the goods on her misdeeds and aren't shy about rubbing her nose in it -- if this were a murder case, they'd be screening the courtroom her homemade video of the crime and a notarized confession -- and she still insists she doesn't remember. Hilarious. You can almost smell the flopsweat through these here intertubes.

How rattled was she by the end? Apparently, she told an aide to take her water glass when they left the hearing room, because Doan didn't want "them to have my fingerprints. They've got me totally paranoid!"


Mr Furious said...

The ref should've stopped the fight.

Thrillhous said...

Hmm. She's confused. Can't remember anything. Very paranoid.

Wonder if she smelled like Otto's jacket.

Mike said...

I'm disappointed. Most GOP hatchetfolks are good liars. She's a bad liar.

They'll hang her out to dry like a clean pair of long johns by the weekend.

Ohhhhh, the blood'll be running through the streets of DC soon. This shit is getting FUGLY.

S.W. Anderson said...

I saw some of the hearing. Doan's defiant attitude probably makes her Bush and Rove's kind of gal.

She struck me as indictment bait.