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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:49 AM
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More evidence of Bush's abysmal judgment as an employer
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:51 AM by BurtWorm
As if there's not far more than enough already:

Report Criticizes Ex-ATF Chief
Justice Dept. Inspector General Says Truscott Violated Ethics Rules

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 12, 2006; Page A25

The former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives violated ethics rules by requiring 20 employees to help his teenage nephew prepare a high school video project, part of a wide-ranging pattern of questionable expenditures on a new ATF headquarters, personal security and other items, according to a report issued yesterday.

Carl J. Truscott, who previously served as head of President Bush's security detail at the Secret Service, also took several trips with excessive numbers of ATF agents, including a $37,000 journey to London in September 2005 with eight other employees, according to the report.

The report by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine also finds fault with Truscott's treatment of some female employees, saying that he ordered two female administrative staff members to prepare meals for guests on several occasions. One of the employees was allegedly required to announce, "Lunch is served."

These and other findings follow Truscott's abrupt resignation in August amid growing questions about his conduct. The Washington Post reported in February that Truscott had allegedly authorized or proposed hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of unnecessary plan changes and upgrades to ATF's new 438,000-square-foot headquarters, which is behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget.

Fine's 157-page report confirms these allegations and many more, concluding that Truscott frequently broke regulations or exercised poor judgment in making decisions that had a serious impact on the ATF's operational budget when the agency was cutting back on vehicle maintenance, bulletproof vests and other basics....
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:54 AM
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1. "head of Pres Bush's security detail" - makes you wonder what the
guy was being promoted for and what he might be covering up.

Hey Carl - it's already proven you have slim ethics and honor - go ahead, write the tell all book. There's millions to be made, fame and fortune, groupies throwing themselves at you. If you thought you had a jetsetter life as head of the ATF, just imagine celebrity status, TV interviews, those wild Hollywood parties....

Go on, call up a ghost writer and get started today.
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