BYE  1:45 pm April 3, 2012

General Services Administration Head Resigns Over Taxpayer-Funded Vegas Bonanza

by Liz Colville

what is an ethic?

General Services Administration head Martha Johnson and two cohorts resigned or were butt-kicked out the door Monday over some really hilarious spending habits of Our Money! What is a General Services Administration? Ms. Johnson might not have even known! No, but, well, the GSA is the “landlord” of the government, explains the news, and so it is quite something to find that this agency didn’t sit around avoiding fixing broken toilets or ousting rats from beneath the floorboards of America, or suspiciously accept payment only in cash, but instead spent taxpayer dollars on 1,000 $7 sushi rolls, a clown, hundreds of meat medallions, commemorative coins, a mindreader and some other fun at a team-building “conference” held in Las Vegas in 2010. Squirrel in headlights Johnson resigned, along with her deputies Robert A. Peck and Stephen Leeds, and four more GSA managers have been suspended. Let us tally up all the fun that was had by government employees as they drank and played trust exercises and got creeped out by a clown at the M Resort Spa Casino while we were trawling Monster.com and eating coffee grounds for breakfast!

From the government’s official investigation of this spendthrift branch of itself, the very dryly named “Management Deficiency Report,” we have these numbers:

The planning of the three-day conference itself: $100,000
24 bicycles, for a team-building (and bike-building!) exercise — WHAT?: $75,000
400 pieces of Petit Beef Wellington: $1,900
150 American Artisanal Cheese Displays ($19 each): $2,850
225 units of a Pasta Reception Station ($16 each): $3,600
Commemorative coins for each conference attendee: $6,325
Yearbooks for each conference attendee: $8,130
3 “semi-private in-room catered parties,” heh: $5,600
Commemorative canteens and carabiners: $2,781.50
Commemorative shirts: $3,749.40

Pics of the commemorative coins:

hideous

Total cost of the conference: $822,751!

Other features that either weren’t in the report, or whose costs weren’t listed:

  • A “scouting trip” to nine Las Vegas hotels a year prior to the conference
  • An additional “scouting trip,” in which five GSA employees stayed at the M Resort and the Ritz-Carlton (naturally). At the M Resort, the employees were shown to “loft suites” that they were then allowed to stay in during the event as a thank-you for contracting with the M Resort (“Loft suites have 2,400 square feet of space, two stories, multiple HD televisions and wet bars and a going rate of $1,179 per night”).
  • A comedian
  • A clown
  • A mindreader

And here is a picture of the “loft suite”!

martha!

FIN. [Talking Points Memo]

 

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Schmannnity April 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Jane Hathaway looks remarkable for her age.

CogitoErgoBibo April 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

You'd think she could just ask the Clampetts for the money.

Lascauxcaveman April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Anne Hathaway looks better, tho.

WiscDad April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I was going to say the same thing…so I'll say something different

OzoneTom April 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Those Winston cigarettes are pretty amazing.

straighteight April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

She looks genuinely surprised at how awful she is.

Barb April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.

BarackMyWorld April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

The only thing that ever actually stays in Vegas: your money.

Barb April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I was there two weeks ago and the pilot kept referring to it as "Lost Wages" I'm going back in 3 weeks and we'll have to see if they get to keep my money.

nounverb911 April 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Are you staying at an Shelly Adelson establishment?

Barb April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

No, I am staying at THE Hotel Yes, they call it THE Hotel. It is an M-Life property, as described in Liz's article. I'm in the million dollar slot tournament.

nounverb911 April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I guess what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas doesn't work.
I need to type faster.

Lascauxcaveman April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Needs moar "meat medallions."

????

LesBontemps April 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I wear a meat medallion on my uniform. (I do not have a uniform.)

Gleem McShineys April 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

You either put those into or get those out of slut machines in Vegas, right?

Pragmatist2 April 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

No hookers.
No cocaine.
If this was a hedge fund they would be embarrassed to turn in the expenses.

SorosBot April 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Where are the lesbian bondage strippers?

nounverb911 April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Michael Steele's room.

Wilcoxyz April 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Seriously. These folks are so pathetic they gorged on cheese, clowns and yearbooks. That's sad. Get canned for something with a pulse. Unless the clown put out. Then it's cool.

DerrickWildcat April 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

A Clown and a Mind Reader are well worth the money, but the other stuff I question.

RedneckMuslin April 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

You can not pay too much for a clown.

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Though, midget clowns really should be cheaper.

SorosBot April 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Wait, people would pay for a clown? I thought you'd only pay those freaky scary motherfuckers to stay the hell away from you.

Generation[redacted] April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

What no mime? I would put a mind reader up against a mime in a cage match.

finallyhappy April 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

We had plenty of clowns in my office when I was a federal employee- and yet I never got a single meat medallion

Sharkey April 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Well, everybody needs foodstuffs.

rickmaci April 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Even the mind reader had to ask them WTF were they thinking when they came up with this boondoggle.

Respitetini April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Someone forgot she worked for the Government. And now she doesn't have to remember anymore.

nounverb911 April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

The entire republican caucus has forgotten, why should she?

Lascauxcaveman April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

My calculator says they spent more than $3000 per bicycle.

These people ride much better bikes than I do.

(I could probably still kick their asses on a climb, however.)

ALIVE! April 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

And you KNOW those were not $3,000 bikes they were assembling as a "team exercise." Someone pocketed a very nice profit margin on that. Ugh.

Goonemeritus April 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

You probably couldn’t in this case they are motor assist models. I have ridden against them, inside their battery range they will break your will.

Lascauxcaveman April 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

LOL, you're right. The other day on my way home I saw this lady going up the long pull to my neighborhood and she was absolutely destroying that hill. Looks like she's doing twice the speed I could on my best day. Also riding in a curiously upright position for such a hard climber, I thought. And I'm thinking, damn, I wish I had her legs.

I'm in my car, so I pull alongside pretty quickly, and yeah, she's on an e-bike, probably praying to G_d the battery holds out.

sullivanst April 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I had a friend who once spent £5,000 on a bike. I think that's because a small dose of financial reality had forced him to give up the Alfa Romeo Brera concept for which I have no idea how he even found the downpayment.

elviouslyqueer April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

One GSA official told those planning the conference to make it “over the top.”

Hookers? Check.
Blow? Check.
Pasta Reception Station? Check.

Let's DO THIS.

Limeylizzie April 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Pasta Reception Station sounds like a euphemism for something really dirty.

ProgressiveInga April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I wonder if the mind-reader foretold Martha's new employment status? If not, EPIC FAIL.

Swampgas_Man April 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Silly, she's a MIND-READER, not a fortune-teller! She probably said something like, "I'm drawing a blank on this one."

Gratuitous World April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

$822,000?!?!

that could buy the murders of at least a dozen more afghan civilians. wtf

Chichikovovich April 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Totally! And if we had a mere $11,999,778,000 or so more we could wrap it up and send it to Iraq to vanish without a trace.

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I haz a sad,

fuflans April 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

why?

Fare la Volpe April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

His invite got lost in the snail mail.

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

<runs to check mailbox.>

Swampgas_Man April 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Weeeell, just found out H&R Block screwed up my Direct Deposit, my Tax Refund is Jeebus-knows-where, and I have to wait another six weeks for the IRS to "investigate". I haz a Pissed Off.

fuflans April 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Management Deficiency Report

sounds like the entire republican party.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

All that money spend and no hookers and blow? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barb April 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I'm pretty sure that if you spend that kind of money there the hookers and blow are comped.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Dammit barb, I was just about to correct my spelling!
Also, question: if the hooker is free than isn't she really just a slut?

Barb April 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Ask any Wasillian you happen to see.

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I love that Wasillian. Though, I thought they were Wasilliamites,

el_donaldo April 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Who's the quickest lay? Levi's baby-mommy.

terriblyfamous April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

You can't throw a commemorative coin in Las Vegas without hitting a pile of hookers and blow.

Gleem McShineys April 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

"YOU GUYSS! WE GET TO FUCK THE CLOWN!!"

LastGasp April 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

"24 bicycles, for a team-building (and bike-building!) exercise: $75,000"

From what I've read about the Federal government's creative cost reporting over the years I think the above line item should read "24 teams of hookers: $75,000"

edgydrifter April 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

That "Get on your bikes and ride!" line from Fat Bottomed Girls suddenly makes a lot more sense.

el_donaldo April 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I'm loving how the investigation says that dozens of GSA employees stayed at the resort SEVEN different times as part of "conference planning." Couldn't someone have just sent a couple emails?

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

In all honestly, nothing replaces "face to face" unless, of course, it was doggie style.

Geminisunmars April 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

What don't you understand about (government) planning? (Eww. That sounds too Tea Partyish to me. But I refuse to cancel this post.)

finallyhappy April 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

well, normally that is how it is done but then usually the meeting place is awful so no one wants to go more than once anyway. We had our conferences and training at a place that couldn't manage to keep coffee hot and our meals would have the same frozen vegetable "medley" but one meal had soy sauce- Chinese, another meal with some tomato sauce- Italian and one meal with "cream" sauce- French. The next time, I found where the closest coffee place was(7-11) and went each day to get a cup of coffee. I made the big mistake of asking why at a conference center "catering" to the gov;t, the only yogurt was Trix? I got an earful for that

Callyson April 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Yearbooks for each conference attendee: $8,130

JFC, yearbooks? Really? Why? Does anyone still have their high school yearbook? I lost mine ages ago…

finallyhappy April 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I do have my high school yearbook- but if I had a conference yearbook- it would be what stayed in Vegas

Steverino247 April 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I have mine from 70, 71 and 72. I may throw things away, but I don't lose them.

valthemus April 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Has the right already declared "This is it! This will bring the Obama administration crashing down! Scandal!! Impeachment!!" or something equally breathless and wrong?

elviouslyqueer April 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oh yes, of course, and duh:

“Employees congratulating themselves and promoting one of the most politically controversial initiatives of this Administration with taxpayer funds is indicative of the waste that exists in a bloated federal government,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

HistoriCat April 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Issa is on the case? Thank goodness.

Pithaughn April 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

But not any other kind of government right? Nothing even comes close to this level of outlandishness in say a religious theocracy in say Saudi Arabia ? Just to name one. This is the natural behavior of any government, at least here we find out, get to criticize and miracle of miracles fire the offenders sometimes!
Had lunch today with tea party official, three times he brought this up , three times compared it to the Solyndra fiasco. Total cost of both , way less than a billion dollars. The graft of the military defense contractors does not faze him one bit though, because ….

FREEDOMS!!

Maman April 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Yeah equality! Even women can be obnoxious shits!

fuflans April 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

225 units of a Pasta Reception Station ($16 each): $3,600

is this something you eat or something berlusconi would attend?

Blueb4sunrise April 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

It's a religion thang.

Blueb4sunrise April 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Johnson Peck Leeds.
Peck Leeds Johnson
Leeds Peck Johnson

b[redact]opple April 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

GSA once charged us $400 to re-key the lock on a filing cabinet, so this really isn't too out of line with their conception of money.

ALIVE! April 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Well, they had to travel to Vegas three times to hire the locksmith, so not really excessive when you think of it.

SorosBot April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Is Robert Peck related to Walter Peck of the EPA? Yes it's true; this man has no dick.

MissTaken April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

So I tied an onion to my belt. Which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a General Services Administration Western Regions commemorative coin, and in those days, General Services Administration Western Regions commemorative coins had pictures of birds fucking a pyramid on 'em.

CogitoErgoBibo April 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Paying for a clown to show up? I only pay for them to leave. Quickly.

SheriffRoscoe April 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Professional mindreader? They have such a thing? Tough gig. Even if they were correct I'd fuck with them and tell 'em they were wrong.

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Little-known factoid: frustrated with the limited resources of his "Plumbers" outfit, Nixon came up with the Federal Protective Service. It was to be his private police force with arrest authority (Jurisdiction derived from the participation of any state in our Federal Highway Fund Program). It initially had an initial strength of 3,300 with armed uniformed officers and armed criminal investigators. It was housed under the GSA since it was commonly accepted that it was the most political and corrupt of all the federal agencies. The promise of FPS died with Nixon's Presidency, fortunately, and it is now relegated to supervising contract security guards in and around Federal Property. I know all this because I served seven years as the Region 4 (Eight SE States) SWAT Team Commander. My boss was the late Lou Strom (sound familiar?). I could tell you some stories…..since the Statute of Limitations has run its course.

iburl April 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Go ahead, do tell. (puts hands under chin).

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Wouldn't want to bore you. Common criminality is amazingly banal.

Blueb4sunrise April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

[Pours scotches]
Dooooooooo go on.

I see Keanu Reeves as you in the film.

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

As I said to another esteemed Wonketeer, wouldn't want to bore you, common criminality is crushingly banal.

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I have heard about this. How many years for crushing a banal?????

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I could tell you, but then I'd have to bore you.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Now I'm just imaging you with one I those big battering rams …

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Never had one in my hand. Never conducted a raid. Made only one arrest in that seven years and turned him over to Atlanta PD. Deployed several times in Atlanta Metro and the 8 SE States, but not that kind of action.

edgydrifter April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I see no booze on the list. You give me a clown instead of a pint of bourbon and you expect me to be motivated by that? Crazy-face Johnson, you are a failure.

FlownOver April 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Hey, lighten up! How can these folks manage all of USAmerica's property if they don't have some $3K bicycles to get from one warehouse to another?

And the comedian was Louie Gohmert doing his Tea Party variation on Tony Clifton, so, well worth it.

HistoriCat April 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The celebrity conductor was Gallagher!

BaldarTFlagass April 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Meh, we did a lot more damage than that during our semi-annual Iraq/Afghanistan Construction Program Management Reviews held in Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Qatar etc. But that was when Bush was prez and all that shit was legal.

freakishlywrong April 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Real Housewives of the GSA

Joshua Norton April 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Wassa matter. A Motel 6 in Bakersfield not good enough for them?

They should have felt the axe blade on the back of their necks the minute "commemorative coins" made an appearance.

terriblyfamous April 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

In what universe do you require six different commemorative items for an event?

Biff April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Hey, even my notoriously cheap governmental agency put me up in the Doubletree when I had training in Bakersfield.

fuflans April 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The planning of the three-day conference itself: $100,000

this doesn't seem like very good planning.

Gleem McShineys April 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Yes, where was the pre-planning plan?! Amateurs.

kissawookiee April 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Clowns and Pasta Reception Stations don't just plan themselves, you know.

bikerlaureate April 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

"About 300 people attended", which works out to over $21 per commemorative coin and (yikes!) $333 worth of planning for each attendee.

Excuse me while I finish the last couple bites of my coffee grounds…

Extemporanus April 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Martha Johnson should be arrested for committing a second class Fellini.

AlterNewt April 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

"Pasta Reception Station"

Enough with the Chris Christie jokes!

BaldarTFlagass April 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I just got back from a weekend in Vegas. Those prices they paid seem right in line.

OneYieldRegular April 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

What, and not even a Tailhook-style "gauntlet"? Government Vegas scandals just aren't what they used to be.

NellCote71 April 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Meh. If it had been a Republican team-building conference, a lot more rent boys would be involved. And toe-tapping and diaper-changing events.

BlueStateLibel April 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Look, it's a tough economy for employers trying to recruit and retain employees these days, and all employees expect to be treated lavishly nowadays, what do you expect?

MissTaken April 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Will someone please take that clown pic down?

Barrelhse April 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The clown in drag?

donner_froh April 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Was there a choice between the meat medallions and the commemorative coins or could you get both?

widestanceromance April 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Haliburton/XE (or whatever they're calling themselves now to avoid prosecution) will offer this woman 7 figures to plan their next war crime.

meatlofer April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Goverment Credit Cards! How do they work?

WiscDad April 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Mr. Drysdale must be shitting his pants

orygoon April 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Wow, do I ever work for the wrong people.

Steverino247 April 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

This sounds like something the Air Force would do. GSA forgot they're not part of DoD.

BlueMonkeh April 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Seriously, all the fiscally prudent GOP d-bags want government to be run like a business….so, DONE.

chascates April 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

No lesbian bars? Oh, wait. That's a GOP thang.

WeHaveIssues April 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

And male hookers for the men's.

FakaktaSouth April 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

The planning of the three-day conference itself: $100,000
3 “semi-private in-room catered parties,” heh: $5,600

I am choosing to believe that they actually swapped these two line items to cover up the cool stuff, otherwise, these people really are assholes.

ghblowhard April 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I'm sure Bruce Springsteen is writing a song about this as we speak.

Biff April 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Jeebus, Barry warned us about going to Vegas!

Limeylizzie April 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Who appointed this woman?

Chet Kincaid April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Limeylizzie April 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Oh Dear.

Sharkey April 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm

White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. Lew said that President Obama “was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors, and disregard for taxpayer dollars,” and that he "called for all those responsible to be held fully accountable."

Sounds a little Republican to me, but I'll give it a pass.

Chichikovovich April 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Is the punchline "And at these prices, you won't see many more!" ?

Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢ April 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

…but did she scissor with Natasha Fatale Anna Chapman?!

hagajim April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Doesn't GSA stand for Government Spending Account?

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I dont think "sushi rolls" means what we think it means.

An_Outhouse April 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

$7 for sushi rolls is probably on the cheap side in Vegas. Someone was a smart negotiator.

An_Outhouse April 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Did the investigators indicate what would be an acceptable amount for this field trip?

GeorgiaBurning April 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

$822,751? Wow, the Air Force will need to do without a set of screwdrivers.

HippieEsq April 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

GSA! GSA! GSA! GSA!

Aridzona April 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hiring a clown for a conference of government workers . . . you can't make this stuff up!

terriblyfamous April 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I hope this joke ends in meat medallions.

NellCote71 April 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I hope this joke ends with a definition of a meat medallion.

Dashboard Buddha April 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

So that's where Miss Hathaway went. (You know, she was never the same after Granny died.)

joobajooba April 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

She became Jane Lynch.

gurukalehuru April 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Sure, gotta have meetings, no problem. But commemorative coins? Yearbooks? What is this, a soccer league for 9 year olds?
Also, what the fuck is a pasta reception station?

NellCote71 April 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Chris Christy. Several posts earlier.

gurukalehuru April 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

A room full of bureaucrats and they had to hire a clown? Seems like carrying coals to Newcastle, so to speak, to me.

Local_Mojo April 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Somebody didn't have their thinking caps on!

owhatever April 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

And it never dawned on any of that the bikes all alone might just cause a shitstorm?

Schmegeg April 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

To save money, this even has been rescheduled for the Imperial Palace next year, with BOGOs to the car display and Hash House a Go-Go.

DahBoner April 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

If you stay at the Strosphere and don't mind the noise of a roller coaster above your head, that loft suite is a very reasonable $89 a night…

Naked_Bunny April 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Carol Burnett is stunned.

C_R_Eature April 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

$822,751? Amateurs!

We went on a little "Trip" over to the North Africa in '03, only supposed to run in, do our thing and leave. Ended up spending 9 years and it cost one Trillion Dollars! And, we put it all on your credit card! Nobody got fired, We all got fucking promotions! And Rich! AHHAHAHAHAHAHA! Those GSA bozos just didn't steal big enough.
Sincerely, The Previous Administration (Not to be Named)

PS: And *chuckle* the best thing *chortle, snort* we conned you into believing that it would Pay for Itself! BWA HAH HAHA HAHAHAAHAH

Troglodeity April 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

"Pasta Reception Station" a.k.a. Ann Romney.

rocktonsam April 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

thankkk God and praise Raygun , no republican never ever participated in any thing like this lavish spending spree
never

Negropolis April 4, 2012 at 12:56 am

Who is that marvelous bird?

Horton Hears an Ethics Investigation.

Negropolis April 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

Meh. She probably saved more than $822,751 renegoitating a single lease or finding new space in an existing federally-owned office building. Hell, they could have hired some lesbian dominitrixes for all I care. Meh.

Jus' sayin'. **yawn**

Call me when we stop spending $100,000 per lightbulb at an Iraqi super-embassy or some shit, okay? The Pentagon frivilously burns through this kind of cash every hour.

EloquentScience April 4, 2012 at 3:31 am

Fired by a Democratic President. Under a Republication President, the GSA head would have been promoted.

oldedinvn April 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

Oh fuck! Why did I not go into gubbiment to help people?

nounverb911 April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

That's a lot of nickels.

Biff April 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

At least they have the House of Blues there, though precious little that passes for blues ever plays there.

Jus_Wonderin April 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Oh Tommy, you sweettalker!

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Aw shucks! (thrusts hands in pockets, shuffles feet in the dust uneasily)

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