Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bush's long term plan to combine Church and State

By Libby

One more quick link before I leave. This is especially annoying.
A former top official in the White House's faith-based office was awarded a lucrative Department of Justice grant under pressure from two senior Bush administration appointees, according to current and former DOJ staff members and a review of internal DOJ documents and emails.

The $1.2 million grant was jointly awarded to a consulting firm run by Lisa Trevino Cummins who previously headed Hispanic outreach efforts for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and a California evangelical group, Victory Outreach.

The grant was awarded over the strong objections of career DOJ staff who did not believe that Victory Outreach was qualified for the grant and that too great an amount of the funds was going to Cummins' consulting company instead of being spent on services for children.
Of course "career staff" would be those truly non-partisan employees who put their job description above party loyalty. Unfortunately for all of us, the White House has succeeded in overcoming legions of concerned and dedicated bureaucrats with a cadre of its own loyal minions at the top tier of the decision making process.

It's going to take a really long time for the next president to purge these lackeys. These people are the ticking time bomb that Bush has planted to keep his plan to destroy America as we know it even after he's skulked out of town and there's thousands of them at every level of the bureaucracy.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you touched on a key point that is not often considered. Removing Bush/Cheney and accepting the requisite resignations of the cabinet only eliminates the tip of the iceberg as far as Bush cronies and his maniacal influence.

Nothing can be done about his Court appointments (well, there is something but I hesitate to advocate assassination) but I do think that there should be a concerted effort by the new cabinet secretaries to purge the Bush backers as totally and completely as possible.

6:12:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The thing is he's planted his operatives down four and five levels deep in the bureaucracy. It's not just the big obvious guys. It will take years to root them out I'm afraid.

6:55:00 PM  
Blogger patootie said...

Lackeys is a tad genteel, Libby, a similar but more appropriate one might be jackals.

12:07:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL nolo. You're right. Better choice of words. What's the new nick?

7:57:00 AM  

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