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February 13, 2007 9:52 PM   Subscribe

Criminals and Scoundrels: The Top 25 Most Corrupt Officials of the Bush Administration. Maybe we could make playing cards for them? (found via del.ici.ous)
posted by exlotuseater (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
It's too easy to make a "Naw, just throw them all in Gitmo" remark.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:04 PM on February 13, 2007


This is the tip of the iceburg. Worst administration ever.
posted by cows of industry at 10:13 PM on February 13, 2007


(At the risk of being too literate-minded, making cards of 'em is an excellent idea:
bighugelabs.com/flickr/deck.php
... has an excellent app for this!)
posted by Dizzy at 10:19 PM on February 13, 2007


Conversely, you could flay them alive use their tanned hides to literally make playing cards. But those might be too thick to shuffle. Well, maybe just make some drink coasters.

off to bed!
posted by Burhanistan at 10:22 PM on February 13, 2007


Please to explain why this is better than regular BushFilter, because it sure looks and tastes like regular BushFilter. Is it the mirrors? Or is it just less filling?
posted by dw at 10:22 PM on February 13, 2007


>and use their tanned hides...
posted by Burhanistan at 10:23 PM on February 13, 2007


god, I hate PDF.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:31 PM on February 13, 2007


The most dangerous and criminal administration in the history of this country (and that's really saying a lot), I think we can suffer a "BushFilter," dw, to take a look at some of the less obvious people pulling the levers here. What we really need is an international Nuremberg trial to convict these people of war crimes, and to purge anyone who openly advocated this war of conquest from public life forever.
posted by bukharin at 10:47 PM on February 13, 2007


Cunningham Cronies Indicted

Enter The Hookers
posted by homunculus at 11:04 PM on February 13, 2007


Don't make me choose!
posted by allen.spaulding at 11:09 PM on February 13, 2007


Echo Afroblanco on PDF - the information is interesting though.
Remarkably few (moderately) big players in the top 25. In terms of cash most of them are small fry who sold out really cheaply.
posted by speug at 11:20 PM on February 13, 2007


Cards for the bush admninistration already exist: PDF file.
A little bit outdated though.
posted by rom1 at 11:54 PM on February 13, 2007


Please to explain why this is better than regular BushFilter, because it sure looks and tastes like regular BushFilter.

To make it a little more palatable for you how about "corruptadministrationsfilter", "criminalsinpowerfilter", "peoplewhoshouldbelockedupandthekeythrownawayfilter", "justbecauseatopicimnotinterestedinappearsonthebluedoesntmeanitsirrelevantitprobablyjustmeansisupporttheopposingviewbutcantarguemycornerfilter"?

Any of those do?
posted by twistedonion at 3:00 AM on February 14, 2007


[Must quickly apply some wing nut spoor to divert attention]

Pelosi Diva Airplane support-the-troops terra!terra!terra! Hillary gay-marriage abortion Kennedy blue-dress

"Some call you the haves and have mores, I call you my base."
posted by nofundy at 5:49 AM on February 14, 2007


I suggest a betting pool on which of these officials will be pardoned on Jan 19.
posted by peeedro at 6:09 AM on February 14, 2007


That's it? These are the biggest ethics violations in the Bush Administration.

Hey, someone do the Clinton Administration. But I think you're gonna need a bigger pdf file...
posted by tadellin at 6:12 AM on February 14, 2007


Ooh, burn! Don't forget that guy who stuffed secret documents in his socks! That's just as bad as Bush's tens of thousands of dead.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:39 AM on February 14, 2007


This seems like small potatoes compared to people like Cheney (inexplicably absent from the list) who still receives about $200k/year from Halliburton. "Deferred compensation", they call it. Of course that "deferred compensation" comes on top of a veritable fortune in stock options. Wish I could get that sort of job.

Mind you, he's working hard at milking the federal government for the Halliburton contracts. He's truly earning that money. His salary as VP, not so much.
posted by clevershark at 6:49 AM on February 14, 2007


Do you think any Bush officials checked the list to see if they finally made it on?
posted by drezdn at 6:54 AM on February 14, 2007


Claude Allen, the Target return fraudster, is number 1, but Safavian is number 18? They need to rethink the order.
posted by Joe Invisible at 6:56 AM on February 14, 2007


Actually the section on Janet Rehnquist is particularly interesting.
posted by clevershark at 7:15 AM on February 14, 2007


Slight correction: The 25 most caught officals in the bush whitehouse.
posted by delmoi at 7:17 AM on February 14, 2007


Claude Allen, the Target return fraudster, is number 1, but Safavian is number 18? They need to rethink the order.

It's alphabetical.
posted by delmoi at 7:17 AM on February 14, 2007


When you look at some of the others like Schofield, Scully and Stein, it's easy to argue that Allen shouldn't even be in that document. He's positively an amateur compared to most of the people mentioned in the document.

Christ, how about someone (Stein) who was convicted of fraud in 1996 and given a free hand over Coalition Provisional Authority spending in Iraq? It boggles the mind.
posted by clevershark at 7:23 AM on February 14, 2007


look, it's not like they lost 12 billion dollars in cash, right?

no, wait...
posted by matteo at 8:10 AM on February 14, 2007


I no longer have words for how much I abhor these people and their bosses.

Shouldn't there be a public notification system for people who have so disgraced themselves and the public trust? Something analagous to child molester notification? Force them to wear signs on their clothes, homes and cars that read: "I was a government official and I stole your money" or "I was Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and lied about intelligence in order to justify a pointless war that is killing thousands of Americans" or "I was President of the United States and got in over my head and just plain fucked everything up. My bad. Sorry."
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy at 8:13 AM on February 14, 2007


How can a relative pee-on by comparison be indicted over misconduct when handling government contracts, and Cheney not even investigated? Is it because its so obvious? Oh, that's just Cheney again, plundering the government for his own personal gain. Nothing to worry about. . .

We know these bastards are corrupt, why isn't more happening?
posted by [insert clever name here] at 9:21 AM on February 14, 2007


Hey, someone do the Clinton Administration. But I think you're gonna need a bigger pdf file.

Dude. 1998 just called. It wants its quaint and harmless version of corruption back.
posted by psmealey at 11:54 AM on February 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I want that quaint and harmless version of corruption back.
posted by dreamsign at 12:31 PM on February 14, 2007


Hey, someone do the Clinton Administration. But I think you're gonna need a bigger pdf file.

Go to bed, Ken Starr. You're drunk.
posted by cows of industry at 12:46 PM on February 14, 2007


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