Monday, March 26, 2007

Henry Waxman Strikes Again!

Waxman According to the Washington Post, more trouble is brewing for the Bush-ies today. Lurita Alexis Doan, head of the General Services Administration, is expected to pay a visit to the committee this week.

Did she improperly use the resources of her agency to play politics for Karl Rove?

And how about this?

The committee is also expected to question Doan about her attempt to give a no-bid job to a friend and professional associate last summer. In addition, the committee plans to look at Waxman's charge that Doan "intervened" in a troubled technology contract with Sun Microsystems that could cost taxpayers millions more than necessary.

This could be fun.


I have to admit, I didn't know much about the General Services Administration OR Lurita Alexis Doan until this morning. Here are couple of things I found out.

Doan founded her own technology firm in the 1980s. She eventually made enough money so that she could afford to give some whopping big chunks to various Republican Election Committees. This definitely seems to be someone who knows who her friends are.

The General Services administration oversees about $58 Billion in federal contracts. (See Washington Post and Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Kate said...

how american that we have a federal agency to ensure the operation of other areas of the government. perhaps leading those areas served by GSA to believe that they don't have to pay internal attention to things like "best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services and management policies" (wikipedia link provided in post)- there is someone to do it for them. what an "expert solution", i really feel like i'm getting the "best value" from my tax dollars. and shoot, the "management policies" just can't be beat with a stick!