I don't think people leaning towards McCain realize just how corrupt the GOP has been for the past 8 years. GSA Hiring a New Chief After Former One Quits | News | Architectural Record The General Services Administration, best known to many architects as the nations landlord, may soon have a new leader, after its former chief resigned nine weeks ago in a cloud of scandal. Doan became GSA chief in May 2006, after working for 15 years as the owner of company that sold surveillance equipment. Her troubles at the GSA began in January 2007, when she allegedly asked members of the Bush administration how her agency could help our candidates after participating in a White House briefing about the 2008 elections, reported the Washington Post. Her comments caused a stir, and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel later found that she had violated the Hatch Act. The federal law, enacted in 1939, prohibits federal employees from taking actions that would influence an election. By keeping workers politically neutral, the thinking goes, government jobs are less inclined to fall prey to a Boss Tweed-style patronage system. This wasnt Doans only alleged misstep. Last summer, she was accused of awarding a $20,000 contract to a friend without going through the proper bidding process. The friend, who is a public relations executive, was hired to write a report describing the GSAs use of minority- and female-owned businesses. Doan canceled the order after the press discovered that it didnt comply with contracting rules.