Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Government Politicized

Via Scott Horton, here is an incredible list of the Government departments and agencies that were the beneficiaries of political briefings from Karl Rove's underlings:

The list of agencies empressed into GOP electoral politics is stunning. Here’s the Washington Post’s current tally:

State Department
Treasury Department
Agriculture Department
Interior Department
Labor Department
Department of Education
Energy Department
Commerce Department
Department of Veterans Affairs
Transportation Department
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
General Services Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Small Business Administration
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of National Drug Control Policy
U.S. Agency for International Development
Peace Corps

That's 20 departments or agencies that were expected by Karl Rove and his minions to fall in line with the GOP's electoral goals and strategies. Were this phenomenon not documented so thoroughly by reporters and journalists like Horton, it would simply be unbelievable. There is nothing "conservative" about the subversion of government to politics. However, it appears to be a highly popular Republican approach to governance.

1 comment:

adam said...

Well hey, it could be worse. I mean, it could be 30 or 40 departments.