Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dirty deeds Doan mean much anymore

Back in March, I posted about Lurita Doan, head of the General Services Administration, who is being investigated for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits political activity by government employees on government time or on government property. Here's the link:

While hearings have been held by Rep. Henry Waxman(D-CA), Doan was also being investigated by an independent Federal agency, and guess what? Guilty,guilty, guilty!, and they have sent a letter to George Bush recommending that Doan be fired.

Since Doan serves "to pleasure the President", it's doubtful that he will fire her, as it's well known that Bush is fiercely loyal to those who pleasure him(i.e.-Gonzo and Rover). He might though, to protect Rove, who is involved in this up to his eyeballs.

Even if Bush doesn't act the House can impeach her, but the House and Senate have so many Republicans who do exactly as they're told that an impeachment is unlikely to succeed despite the evidence.

So, is this all a pointless exercise? Probably, and that's the saddest thing about the state of government these days.

Addendum: Waxman held another hearing yesterday starring the lovely Lurita, and flat out suggested that she resign. Here are some video clips from the hearing.

Unfortunately, it's up to Bush to give the "heave" to this "ho", and he's no more likely to do that than the House is to start impeachment proceedings against her. I hope they surprise me.

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