Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No-Bid Contracts To Democratic Operatives

Michelle Malkin is blogging about it--but even the liberal Los Angeles Times is covering this scandalous behavior in the November 13, 2011 issue:
Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.
Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Partydonor.
When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company's financial demands, senior officials replaced the government's lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show.
When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.
Remember when Congress passed the McCain-Feingold Act to limit independent campaign contributions out of concern that it made the political process look corrupt?  Yet it did not do anything to stop something this dirty.  I hope all you Democrats are happy about this.

1 comment:

  1. Robert Heinlein reported that his father said, "the more complicated the law, the more opportunity for a scoundrel."
    Distressingly true.

    We've made hollow-chested men and then wonder at their cowardice. We've made men without honor and wonder at their deceit.