Monday, July 14, 2003

it's the right-wing blind spot 

aka The Military. Clinton has consensual sex in the Oval Office and gets impeached, but as Roger Clegg demonstrates in 'The Corner' today, if the Pentagon takes bribes and the services of prostitutes, the issue is ignored in favor of slamming minority programs:
The Washington Post reported Friday that two former high-level Pentagon officials have been convicted of getting more than $1.1 million in cash, as well as sexual favors and gifts—“including expensive gold watches and the services of prostitutes”—in exchange for helping minority-owned companies secure government contracts. One of the men had actually headed the Defense Department’s influential Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. This is, of course, only the latest in the unbroken record of corruption in the federal government’s minority contracting programs. But since the whole point of these programs is to award contracts to companies other than those that submit the lowest bids, what’s a little additional baksheesh among friends?

What hypocracy, what a sheer fucking joke. The military constantly gets a free-pass from the right. They'll scream about waste at every level of the government, but when the Pentagon loses a trillion dollars of tax-payers money no one does anything (except blame Clinton)! Someone needs to cut the pork out of the military, the real cash cow.

I'd like to apologize in advance for mixing farm animal metaphors and for citing Bill O'Reilly as a source. It was the first article that I found on Google News.
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