Monday, September 19, 2005

Rapin' and lootin'!

Josh Marrrrrshall stares through th' spyglass and sees lootin' on the high seas. David Hossein Safavian is th' head of th' Office of Federal Procurement Policy, a part of the almighty OMB. The scurvy bilge swigger was arrrrested:
based on a three- count criminal complaint filed at federal court in Washington, D.C. The complaint charges Safavian with making false statements to a GSA ethics officer and the GSA-OIG, along with obstruction of a GSA-OIG investigation.

The affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint alleges that from May 16, 2002 until January 10, 2004, Safavian served as Chief of Staff at the GSA. During that time he allegedly aided a Washington D.C. lobbyist in the lobbyist's attempts to acquire GSA-controlled property in and around Washington, D.C. In August 2002, this lobbyist allegedly took Safavian and others on a golf trip to Scotland.

The false statement and obstruction of the investigation charges relate to Safavian's statements to a GSA ethics officer and the GSA-OIG that the lobbyist had no business with GSA prior to the August 2002 golf trip. According to the affidavit, Safavian concealed the fact that the lobbyist had business before GSA prior to the August 2002 golf trip, and that Safavian was aiding the lobbyist in his attempts to do business with GSA.
Who might we know who took a trip to bonnie Scotland in August, 2002? Could it be Bugman Delay, the iron-fisted ruler of the seas of pork? Nay, nay, 'twas Jack Abramoff, the golden goose o' th' Republican pirates!

Ay, the one Safavian used to work for, the one recently indicted for a host of lootin' and pillagin'.

Arr, today may be Talk Like a Pirate Day, but every day is act like a pirate day in Republican Washington. Is that Halliburton supping from FEMA's bunghole?

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