Wednesday, September 10, 2008

OIG Cites Culture of Exclusivity in Executive Branch

The Minerals Management Service took its cues from the White House. Is everybody in the Bush administration above the law, unaccountable to the public? Three Senior Executives and eight employees worked hard to emulate Bush/Cheney by doing whatever the heck they wanted, regardless of legality.

The investigation revealed "an organizational culture lacking acceptance of government ethical standards, inappropriate personal behaviors, and a program without the necessary internal controls in place to prevent future unethical or unlawful behavior."

Some of the identified behavior was shared with the Bush Justice Department, which chose to do nothing. Sound familiar? For those wanting disturbing details the report is available on the Interior Department's website.

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