Q: What passes for "accountability" in the Bush administration?

A: A new job.

Like the disgraced Rumsfeld, who resigned only to set up shop in "a government-provided transition office in Arlington" with "seven Pentagon-paid staffers working for him," under the auspices of the Defense Department as its "nonpaid consultant," Gonzo's former chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, who resigned Monday, nearly landed on his feet in a position with the Justice Department’s environment division.

Gonzales on Tuesday made vague remarks during his press conference indicating that Sampson was still on the department payroll. "His transition—as a technical matter, he is at the Department as he transitions out and looks for another employment."

In fact, Gonzales "started to set up a new office for Sampson" in the Justice Department, and Sampson only resigned on Tuesday when "the scandal surrounding eight fired U.S. Attorneys continued to grow." A Justice official told NPR that "there were discussions about whether or not he would be detailed elsewhere as he was transitioning out and ultimately it was decided not to go that direction."
Honestly. These people are unbelievable. Without massive external pressure, Sampson would have happily continued on at the Justice Department with barely a hiccup.

Here's hoping he can get a job at Brownie's disaster planning consultancy firm.

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