October 14, 2004

Minetta's Morons at work...

From CNN comes a report on a meeting of the Transportation Security Administration. The organization is headed by a political hack named Norman Mineta. This has his handywork writ large… Here are some excerpts including a $64 gallon of coffee (and you thought Starbucks was pricey!):

TSA gave managers lavish party, generous bonuses
Sixty-four dollars for a gallon of coffee?

That is how much the Transportation Security Administration paid a Washington hotel to host a November 2003 awards banquet, contributing to a price tag for the party of nearly a half-million dollars, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s independent investigator.

The TSA, which is in charge of airport security, also paid $3.75 for each soft drink, $1,850 for seven sheet cakes, $1,500 for three cheese displays, and more than $81,000 for awards plaques, according to the report from the department’s Office of Inspector General.

If you read the rest of the article you will see that this was a three-hour event for 1,100 people and the bill for the entire shindig was $461,745. Talk abbout cost overruns — makes the Air Force $700 toilet seat look like chump change.

And these people are the ones who confiscate toenail clippers and bookmarkers while letting people walk through security with guns

Posted by Dave Halliday at October 14, 2004 07:16 PM | TrackBack
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