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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:58 AM
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A Web of Truth [on whistleblower Bunny Greenhouse]
Bunny Greenhouse was once the perfect bureaucrat, an insider, the top procurement official at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Then the 61-year-old Greenhouse lost her $137,000-a-year post after questioning the plump contracts awarded to Halliburton in the run-up to the war in Iraq. It has made her easy to love for some, easy to loathe for others, but it has not made her easy to know.

In late August, she was demoted, her pay cut and her authority stripped. Her former bosses say it's because of a years-long bout of poor work habits; she and her lawyer say it's payback for her revelations about a politically connected company.

Now Bunnatine Hayes Greenhouse is becoming one of the most unusual things known in the upper echelons of government and industry -- a top-shelf bureaucrat who is telling all she knows. For honesty's sake, she says.

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Greenhouse, whose case has also become a media event, unloaded more of her burn-the-house-down allegations on PBS's "Now" last week because, let her tell you, Bunny Greenhouse didn't grow up on the black side of the segregated tracks in Rayville, La., to run from a fight -- even if that includes the vice president of the United States.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:03 AM
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1. I saw her on "NOW".
She is a very creditable woman, very smart, and very pissed. She is someone that no one can dismiss out-of-hand. She is very impressive, knows her stuff, and...well...not someone you'd want to get on your bad side.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:18 AM
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2. Also saw her on NOW and agree with you. Too bad
the MSM hasn't dug into to her story. Americans would be pissed -- if only they knew about it.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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3. I think you're overestimating most Americans
Why should they care about massive fraud in the Defense Department? It's not like it's a new phenomenon, and besides, there's a new episode of Lost on tonight and surely there's a missing blonde teenager to be preoccupied with.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:26 AM
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4. *Sigh* I hate it that you are probably right...
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