Unfortunately, Mrs. Neely has a seemingly sociopathic penchant for photography--posting over 200 pictures of Mr. Neely's frighteningly smirking mug in 30 publicly available PICASA album(s).... Yeeps!! While The Complainer hopes that the feds download the contents for the National Archives, we are wondering what in the world the GSA's very own Imelda Marcos thought her husband was supposed to be doing for a living. Moreover, we are wondering if Mr. Neely's unseemly use of public funds is part of an overarching culture of corruption at the GSA, which seemed to crescendo with the resignation of Lurita Doan, the former government contractor appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006. Ms. Doan, now a conservative pundit, went to great lengths to slash funding for the GSA's oversight staff, while providing sweetheart deals for cronies. Eventually forced to resign ostensibly for violations of the Hatch Act, Ms. Doan is known for her attempts to use the GSA as a political cudgel during the 2007/2008 election cycle for briefing staff with a PowerPoint presentation entitled "How can we help our candidates?"
Politico reports that internal spending soared dramatically during the Bush era, but we're wondering just how badly twisted the culture had become, when the wife of a regional director could so boldly brag through photography how much she and her husband were benefiting from the public's dime(s). The public deserves better. Period.
The Complainer wonders how much the public spent on this trip to Samoa with Mrs. Neely in April 2008?!!!
Prophetic.... Samoa, April 2008...
All photos courtesy of Deborah Neely's Picasa Albums.... Congrats on receiving our very First Imelda Marcos Award. If you can get us first class tickets to Paris and a 3-bedroom suite at the Georges V, we'll present it to you in person!