Absolute Corruption

The Left Coaster: Profiting From Katrina – It’s All In The Family links to yet another example.
Governor’s Relative Is Big Contract Winner,

Rosemary Barbour happens to be married to a nephew of Mississippi’s governor, Haley Barbour. Since the Reagan administration, when Mrs. Barbour worked as a White House volunteer as a college student, she has been active in the Republican Party.

She also happens to be one of the biggest Mississippi-based winners of federal contracts for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
… But the $6.4 million in contracts received by her company, Alcatec L.L.C., have also elicited questions about possible favoritism.
Federal records show that the company has won at least 10 separate contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the General Services Administration to install and maintain showers for relief workers and evacuees, to deliver tents, and to provide laundry equipment. The most valuable were awarded in September and October without competitive bidding, the records show.
According to a review of federal contracts awarded since Hurricane Katrina, her company ranks seventh in total contracts out of 88 Mississippi-based concerns that have received deals worth $100,000 or more.

How much of the money gets shuttled to over The Party as kickbacks? As Bush says, IT’S YOUR MONEY!
P.S. Barbour also used to be Chair of the Republican Party.

4 thoughts on “Absolute Corruption

  1. It’s attack Dave day!
    How much of the money gets shuttled to over The Party as kickbacks? Over to?
    P.S. Barbour also used to be Chair of the Republican Party. Which Barbour? National or Mississippi Republican Party. I know Haley’s history, but are you trying to tell us something about Rosemary?
    Geez, go to journimalism school!

  2. Well, Richard, if you really “know Haley’s history”, then you already know the answers to the questions you posed.
    As for “journimalism”, the word is JOURNALISM. I also believe that attending journalism school is no longer a prerequisite to reporting anywhere whether it be on the web or the mainstream media. (And, considering some of the so-called graduates of schools of journalism *cough*AnnCoulter*cough* that are currently “reporting”, it doesn’t seem that journalism school serves much good.)

  3. I know Atrios misspells it as you suggest, but I figure I’ll correct everything wrong everywhere, all at once.

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