posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 10:52 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil
spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President
George W. Bush's much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina.
The government also spent $10,000 for just over three minutes of video showing a routine offshore rig inspection for news organizations but couldn't
say whether any ran the footage. And it awarded a $216,625 no-bid contract for a survey of seabirds to an environmental group that has criticized what
it calls the "extreme anti-conservation record" of Sarah Palin, a possible 2012 rival to President Barack Obama.
read on .... the worse it gets. This could very well be put under the conspiracy thread because i feel this is very much a conspiracy. What a WASTE of