More Oversight, Another Scandal

Since the mass media can only focus on one scandal at a time, you might have missed this:

The head of the General Services Administration, Lurita Alexis Doan, is testifying before Congress about using the GSA to specifically help Republican candidates, which would be a violation of the Hatch Act, a federal law that restricts executive-branch employees from using their positions for political purposes.

Apparently, she called a videoconference in January, with 40 regional administrators and J. Scott Jennings, the White House’s deputy director of political affairs (Rove’s deputy). Jennings gave a PowerPoint presentation on Jan. 26 of polling data about the 2006 elections, which included information on “Top 20 Democrat Targets of 2008”, and Doan closed by asking the assembled to figure out how they could “help our candidates in the next elections.”

There’s video of her testimony Here.

If you don’t have the time, I’ll sum up for you:

I don’t remember. I honestly don’t recall. I have no recollection of that. Nope. Nuh-uh.

I’m paraphrasing, of course.

This one probably won’t get much play on the nightly news — the corruption of this administration runs so deeply, that unless it involves high-profile offices, it won’t get any attention. There’s just so much of it, people can’t grasp the enormity of it all.

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