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Austerity, Republican style.
Posted - 1/16/2013 12:15:23 PM | show profile | flag this post
The Interior Secretary’s $222,000 Bathroom
Maybe the Pentagon’s legendary $600 toilet seat was a bargain.
The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if you’re going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the “vintage tissue holder” was cheap: just $65 bucks.
The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bush’s Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, but is only now coming to light, thanks to the dogged reporting by ABC News Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV, which first filed a Freedom of Information Act request on the renovation four years ago.
The renovations were the subject of an internal audit by the General Services Administration, which has responsibility for most federal government properties.
In a classic bureaucratic understatement, the audit report noted, “A number of the items incorporated into the renovation project call into question the need for luxurious materials.”"
Sure .. slash medicare and kids meal programs .. but GOPpers gatta have gold-plated crappers!
Posted - 1/16/2013 12:34:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
well,, it's no real surprise..as i recall, kempthorne..
is from idaho..
so, he probably never had an indoor toilet before..
can't blame him for wanting his first one to be really good..
Posted - 1/17/2013 9:32:26 AM | show profile | flag this post
politicians from Idaho need big bathrooms because they have a "wide stance."