Interior Department was a fun place to work

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/washington/11royalty.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin


    To bad the law had to get involved

    Wide-Ranging Ethics Scandal Emerges at Interior Dept.


    By CHARLIE SAVAGE
    Published: September 10, 2008
    WASHINGTON — As Congress prepares to debate expansion of drilling in taxpayer-owned coastal waters, the Interior Department agency that collects oil and gas royalties has been caught up in a wide-ranging ethics scandal — including allegations of financial self-dealing, accepting gifts from energy companies, cocaine use and sexual misconduct.

    In three reports delivered to Congress on Wednesday, the department’s inspector general, Earl E. Devaney, found wrongdoing by a dozen current and former employees of the Minerals Management Service, which collects about $10 billion in royalties annually and is one of the government’s largest sources of revenue other than taxes.

    “A culture of ethical failure” besets the agency, Mr. Devaney wrote in a cover memo.

    The reports portray a dysfunctional organization that has been riddled with conflicts of interest, unprofessional behavior and a free-for-all atmosphere for much of the Bush administration’s watch.
     
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    Damn people are you that enured to scadal?

    This is a big fat juicy one.
     
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    Drill baby drill....
     
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    Ya just one BIG glaring problem with blaming Bush. All the EMPLOYEES involved are CAREER Government employees. Several with over 20 years time on the job.
     
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    So the managers Bush appointed to manage and provide oversight to the Department didn't do their job.

    Heck of a job Brownie!
     
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    It's cool---they were getting pretty damn low on trash to sling. AT least it ain't about a pig-----yet.
     
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    Actually that would be wrong. Or did the Democrats do the investigation?

    Again for the slow all the people involved are CAREER Government employees and the Inspector General of the Interior Department investigated when tipped off.

    Or did you miss the fact the Investigation began in 2006? Or that the Democrats shut down a Congressional investigation started by the Republicans?
     
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    No shit.. pigs too... christ man.. I went into the wrong line of work...
     
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    I'm not sure why you feel its neccessary to lie to defend your heroes in the Bush adminstration:

     

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