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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:55 PM

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.

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/the-interior-secretarys-220000-bathroom-2/

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:57 PM

1. Meh....


Anything less than a quarter mil, and I just hold it until I can find a decent one.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:59 PM

2. ABC's ethics is still the best. If you do not read the article, you'll think this is Salazar.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:08 PM

4. As I did, naturally.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:06 PM

3. ok but next time i'm in DC

i'm going to demand to take a crap in it, and grab something from the fridge while I'm there.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:10 PM

5. THE COST OF A HOUSE TO TAKE A DUMP!!

 

The GOP think they are so royal that no expense is held back for a bathroom.

I worked in the public for 34 years. Any work being done required a budget and review. The GOP really blew it with this private dump station.

I say FRY THE BASTARDS who approved this crapper.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:17 PM

6. Whatcha mean, the cost of a house?? I've never lived in or BEEN in a house

worth that much.
Someone need to pay back the gov't. for that expenditure.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:22 PM

7. The buck stops at the bush desk

it is time to bring bush in front ot the Senate so he can explain why he let his people spend that much

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:23 PM

8. You could have a solid gold toilet, doesn't change the primary function!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:36 PM

9. it is a new republican meme

instead of a chicken in every pot
it is a Sub-Zero in every bathroom



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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:39 PM

10. "The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bush’s Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorn"

Probably should have said that up front, because otherwise it sounds like it happened more recently.

Bush, again. p'tui

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:33 AM

11. I wish people would quit talking about the $600 toilet seat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_seat#U.S._Navy.27s_.22.24600_Toilet_Seat.22

Turns out it was the whole fiberglass toilet shroud that cost $600, and it only cost that much because Lockheed had to make a new mold - the old one had been destroyed after the production line for that airplane was shut down.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:47 AM

12. I am floored that this is even possible.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:53 AM

13. Done in 2007, just when they were crashing the economy for the rest of us.

 

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