Sunday, March 04, 2007

If Hillary Were to Win

Remembering how the Clintons left the White House last time:

Source: U.S. General Accountability Office report

"Damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks did occur in the White House complex during the 2001 presidential transition.

The director of the Office of Administration(OA), who had been present during five previous transitions, said that he was "stunned" by what he saw during the 2001 transition and had not seen anything similar during previous ones, particularly in terms of the amount of trash.

Multiple people said that, at the beginning of the Bush administration, they observed:

(1) many offices that were messy, disheveled, or contained excessive trash or personal items;

(2) numerous prank signs, printed materials, stickers, and written messages that were left behind, some of which contained derogatory and offensive statements about the president;

(3) government property that was damaged, including computer keyboards with missing or damaged "W" keys and broken furniture; and

(4) items that were missing, such as office signs, a presidential seal, cellular telephones, doorknobs, and telephone number labels.

In addition, documentation provided indicated that some broken, missing, or possibly stolen items were repaired or replaced at the beginning of the Bush administration.

Several EOP staff said they believed that what they observed during the transition, such as broken furniture and excessive trash left behind, was done intentionally.

Most landlords wouldn't even rent these people an apartment. Why should we give them another opportunity to trash the White House (in more ways than one)?

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