Is there a point in time when the scandals and cronyism inherent in the Bush administration lose their flavor, their zest? Let’s see:
Lots of our tax money is being spent to buy primarily useless software made by a company founded by the president’s brother.
Nope, it’s still got that zing! From CNN’s Ticker:
The inspector general of the Education Department says he will review whether federal money is inappropriately being spent on education programs by a company founded by Neil Bush, the president’s brother.
[Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington] contends school districts are inappropriately using federal money for Ignite! programs. The group argues there is no proof the company’s products are effective and claims the schools are using the products due to political considerations.
Ignite! sells a product it refers to as a Curriculum on Wheels, which comes with software to teach math, social studies and science and costs about $3,800 each, not including maintenance costs, according to CREW.