April 29, 2008

(h/t Scarce)

This is video from last year when Rep. Henry Waxman asked Doan to resign.

The Politico:

Lurita Doan, head of the General Services Administration, was forced to offer her resignation tonight, according to an e-mail she sent out this evening.

Doan was appointed in late May, 2006, becoming the first woman to serve as GSA Administrator. With 12,000 empioyees and a $20 billion annual budget, GSA has responsibilty for overseeing the thousands of building and properties owned by the federal government.

Doan became the subject of congressional scrutiny last year for allegedly using GSA to help Republican lawmakers win re-election. Doan denied the allegation, but her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was disastrous. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the panel, called on Doan to resign over the allegations, but Doan refused to do so. Read on...

Doan was forced to go kicking and screaming, like most Bushies do. The corruption became so ingrained into the fabric of the Bush administration to the point where, I believe, these people actually didn't think they were doing anything wrong, or they just didn't care because everyone was getting in on the act. Either way, it really makes no difference -- it's just another GOP operative rat swept off the deck of the Titanic. More from TPM...

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