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    Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Reporting from Washington - The Justice Department is investigating whether former Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton illegally used her position to benefit Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the company that later hired her, according to officials in federal law enforcement and the Interior Department.

    The criminal investigation centers on the Interior Department's 2006 decision to award three lucrative oil shale leases on federal land in Colorado to a Shell subsidiary. Over the years it would take to extract the oil, according to calculations from Shell and a Rand Corp. expert, the deal could net the company hundreds of billions of dollars.
    Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe -- latimes.com

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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    So "What am " your special take on this? Are Republican and Republican appointed Czars and Czarinia's not capable of corruption ?
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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    So "What am " your special take on this? Are Republican and Republican appointed Czars and Czarinia's not capable of corruption ?
    The Secretary of the Interior is not a Czar. Not much to comment on. She stepped down and went to work for the company she was supposed to be regulating. Also there's the part about drugs, sex, and toasters that stick out in regards to how her department was run.
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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Eh. That department is corrupt beyond corrupt. When oil firms were sending prositutes to sleep with the department members, you know that department needs a good cleaning.

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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    She may have broken employment rules, but I'd like to know why Congress prepared a bill that would allow oil companies to get multiple leases. Seems if there's corruption it's probably broader than one person.
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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    The Secretary of the Interior is not a Czar. Not much to comment on. She stepped down and went to work for the company she was supposed to be regulating. Also there's the part about drugs, sex, and toasters that stick out in regards to how her department was run.
    It seems like a lot of the Bush appointees had difficulties with ethics. Here's another one I'm familiar with:

    J. Robert Flores - Corrupt and Incompetent Bush Crony

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmem...lores/2008/06/

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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Eh. That department is corrupt beyond corrupt. When oil firms were sending prositutes to sleep with the department members, you know that department needs a good cleaning.

    Scandal At The Interior Department: Sex, Drugs, Corruption, and Golf
    Once again what we see from you are hysterical assertions not based on anything that could be considered rational or credible.

    I have to laugh at your link as well; Jay Yarrow?

    P.S. This story will end up in the same place as the other efforts to impugn Bush Administration officials; in the crapper because there is no substance to the asinine allegations.

    Carry on your populist tirades about those evil corporations and corrupt politicians though; it is amusing at best. Not because they don't exist, but because to listen to you everything is corrupt and that there is some perfect mythical place where corruption doesn't exist, companies only do what is good for communities regardless of profits and Government officials are of the highest integrity and intelligence and money is not a part of any process.

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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Once again what we see from you are hysterical assertions not based on anything that could be considered rational or credible.

    I have to laugh at your link as well; Jay Yarrow?

    P.S. This story will end up in the same place as the other efforts to impugn Bush Administration officials; in the crapper because there is no substance to the asinine allegations.

    Carry on your populist tirades about those evil corporations and corrupt politicians though; it is amusing at best. Not because they don't exist, but because to listen to you everything is corrupt and that there is some perfect mythical place where corruption doesn't exist, companies only do what is good for communities regardless of profits and Government officials are of the highest integrity and intelligence and money is not a part of any process.
    Excellent Satire truth. I was laughing as I was reading your comment. You're the next Stephen Colbert

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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It seems like a lot of the Bush appointees had difficulties with ethics. Here's another one I'm familiar with:

    J. Robert Flores - Corrupt and Incompetent Bush Crony

    TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | J. Robert Flores: June 2008
    Aside from your comedic sources, I truly love this farcical story about Flores.

    He awarded a $1.1 million dollar grant to an organization because they paid his green fees.

    Though Flores reimbursed the organization for the $159 in green's fees, he did so only yesterday -- hours before his Congressional testimony.

    Good lord, not only are we dumbing down the definition of what torture is, but now we are dumbing down the definition of corruption in an effort to continue to impugn political appointees because we disagree with their political affiliations.

    I wonder what all the Libruls will think when the Republicans take back political power and take a page from the Democrat playbook are start smearing their political opponents with the same emotional hysterics we are seeing now.

    Yep, Flores is going to risk indictment for a $159 green fee.

    Meanwhile, the REAL corruption of Government power is ignored by those who prefer to wallow in denial. Obama's entire effort since coming into office has been corrupt; his appointments of Czars in an effort to bypass Senate scrutiny, his efforts to fear monger Americans into a $1.6 trillion deficit with more to come, his lies and distortions in the healthcare debate that will do NOTHING to reform but rather create another opportunity for a corrupt and inept bureaucracy all in the name of Socialist Community policies which basically profess that only Government can make society more fair, our lives safe and keep us healthy.


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    Re: Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is focus of corruption probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Aside from your comedic sources, I truly love this farcical story about Flores.

    He awarded a $1.1 million dollar grant to an organization because they paid his green fees.

    Though Flores reimbursed the organization for the $159 in green's fees, he did so only yesterday -- hours before his Congressional testimony.

    Good lord, not only are we dumbing down the definition of what torture is, but now we are dumbing down the definition of corruption in an effort to continue to impugn political appointees because we disagree with their political affiliations.

    I wonder what all the Libruls will think when the Republicans take back political power and take a page from the Democrat playbook are start smearing their political opponents with the same emotional hysterics we are seeing now.

    Yep, Flores is going to risk indictment for a $159 green fee.

    Meanwhile, the REAL corruption of Government power is ignored by those who prefer to wallow in denial. Obama's entire effort since coming into office has been corrupt; his appointments of Czars in an effort to bypass Senate scrutiny, his efforts to fear monger Americans into a $1.6 trillion deficit with more to come, his lies and distortions in the healthcare debate that will do NOTHING to reform but rather create another opportunity for a corrupt and inept bureaucracy all in the name of Socialist Community policies which basically profess that only Government can make society more fair, our lives safe and keep us healthy.


    But didn't you just say government officials aren't corrupt? Now you're saying they are. Oh I get it just republicans are pure but democrats are corrupt. Again with the "czars" several of which were confirmed by the senate, had been in prior appointments, are cabinet level positions or are in jobs that were created by previous presidents. Did you complain about Bush's 46 czars? Thought not. Socialist policies? Good lord you're just one big bucket of fear. As for the interior department this was a long time in coming. The Inspector General of the Department Earl Devaney revealed many of these problems last year in his report.

    I didn't realize doing blow on the job was legal there truth. People at the interior department were consuming alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex with oil and gas company employees while on the job. Total ethical violations but yeah you brush it off.

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