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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:31 PM
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150-page MEGA list of some of the crap the GOP is leaving for Obama to clean up.
(Originally seen on fark, although, it may have been posted on DU earlier, I just can't find it)
Jonathan Stein at Mother Jones looks at all the problems Obama has to look forward to. Seriously, it's depressing:

The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Agriculture have no plan to work together in the event of a food-borne disease outbreak or terrorist attack. The Department of Defense's security clearance process takes so long it jeopardizes classified information. The EPA's chemical risk assessment program is improperly influenced by private industry.

When Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) requested a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) listing questions his fellow senators might ask President-elect Barack Obama's political nominees at their upcoming confirmation hearings, he probably didn't expect a 150-page list of Bush administration screwups. But that's what he got.


The report is limited to management issues, so don't think this is an exhaustive list of Bush administration screwups.

--Daily Kos Diary


The report was compiled in response to a request submitted by GOP Ohio Senator George Voinovich, who wanted some ammunition when questioning Obama's appointees during confirmation hearings and is restricted to "shortcomings in agencies management capabilities."

Enjoy.

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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:12 PM
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1. Countdown kick. n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:15 PM
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2. And my hopefully soon-to-be-gone-senaturd Voinovich should know . . .
. . . he approved and rubberstamped (along with now-ousted Ohio senatwerp Mike DeWine) MANY of those screw-ups.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:45 PM
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3. Of course, he'll skip over that part. n/t
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:31 PM
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4. K&R
And this is just the stuff they found out about. I'm sure there's a lot more yet to come.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:20 PM
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13. Agreed! Monumental. Unprecedented. Immoral. Unethical.
So much for the so-called smooth transition.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:58 PM
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15. "this is just the stuff they found out about" Actually it's only the stuff they found ...
... specific to management.

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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:58 AM
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16. That's true
I'm sure that's only the tip of the iceberg.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:43 PM
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5. Kick. n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:46 PM
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6. The GAO has somehow remained above-board through all this.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:44 PM
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8. The nerds usually are the last ones to be corrupted (if ever). n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:46 PM
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9. Maybe the GAO has nekkid pictures???
:hi:
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:57 PM
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11. Who doesn't have nekkid pictures of Bush? n/t
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:49 PM
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7. The GOP's main goal in life
is to fuck up government to the point it doesn't work.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:56 PM
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10. The Norquist Doctrine. n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:54 PM
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12. T%his is just GOOD, plain and simple smash you in the face GOOD.
You get in an argument with a Freeper, tell them about 'THE LIST'. You get a moran who thinks he is the Reich's second reincarnation of Raygun, pull out 'THE LIST'. You want to just bitch out your Republican Senator or Congressperson in your State, pull out 'THE LIST' and let them have it, both fucking barrels, because these fuckers will be left gasping for air, as if they were sealed in a Baggie, with NO answer, none.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:47 PM
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14. Yeah, I wish this list got as much press and Blago. Meh. n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:59 AM
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17. You mean blank bleep bleeping blankety blank bleeping Blago?
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