The Pacific Rim — GSA Mob Boss Jeff Neely's penchant for hot tubs and tropical vacations are frighteningly revealed through his wife Deborah Neely's fetish for documenting every precious moment of their government sponsored trips and uploading the bacchanal to her PICASA account!
...we are wondering if Mr. Neely's unseemly use of public funds is part of an overarching culture of corruption at the GSA, which seemed to crescendo with the resignation of Lurita Doan, the former government contractor appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006. Ms. Doan, now a conservative pundit, went to great lengths to slash funding for the GSA's oversight staff, while providing sweetheart deals for cronies. Eventually forced to resign ostensibly for violations of the Hatch Act, Ms. Doan is known for her attempts to use the GSA as a political cudgel during the 2007/2008 election cycle for briefing staff with a PowerPoint presentation entitled "How can we help our candidates?"
Politico reports that internal spending soared dramatically during the Bush era, but we're wondering just how badly twisted the culture had become, when the wife of a regional director could so boldly brag through photography how much she and her husband were benefiting from the public's dime(s). The public deserves better. Period.