Monday, July 12, 2004

Hole-in-foot syndrome

By successfully dragging out the process, the Bush administration has succeeded in firing an embarrassing whistleblower in the Park Service. Teresa Chambers refused to disguise the fact of reduced patrols due directly to lack of homeland defense funding and was harassed by her superiors. As Timothy Noah says:

The reductions were potentially embarrassing because the Bush White House doesn't want to admit, even to itself, that it's not putting its money where its mouth is on homeland defense.

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