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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry34 View Post
    HaHa. It was the General Accounting Office. Was that a freudian slip?

    From everything I've read and heard there was $15-$20,000 "damage" done to the offices where over 500 employees were transitioning. There were pranks by some of the young aides but the whole media story was way overblown. And the Republicans spent over a hundred thousand investigating it.
    It was actually the Government Accountability Office. Though established in 1921 as the General Accounting Office, its name was changed in 2004.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governm...ability_Office
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAO_Hum...tal_Reform_Act

    And unless "prank" is defined as stealing laptops, phones, etc, it wasn't $20,000 worth of pranks, but vandalism. Though the damages that were said to be done to Air Force 1 were overblown, as Bush reported nothing was wrong with the plane.
    "Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"

    RIP Jesse Helms

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    Yeah....$20,000 = a prank?

    I never really knew much about that. When exactly was it "proven false"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blenderboy5 View Post
    It was actually the Government Accountability Office. Though established in 1921 as the General Accounting Office, its name was changed in 2004.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governm...ability_Office
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAO_Hum...tal_Reform_Act

    And unless "prank" is defined as stealing laptops, phones, etc, it wasn't $20,000 worth of pranks, but vandalism. Though the damages that were said to be done to Air Force 1 were overblown, as Bush reported nothing was wrong with the plane.
    When I saw that you wrote Government Accountability Office my first thought was "you know that would be a better name for it". But yeah I didn't see that they changed the name. Most of the articles I read today were from '01 and '02.

    Those final reports of 2 missing cameras, missing cell phones, keyboards, desk chairs that were either worn out or "vandalized" depending on whose opinion you were taking, were a lot different than the original reports that I remember hearing 8 years ago. Missing China, cut phone lines, glued filing cabinets and pornographic images (which I personally find quite welcoming) left in printers were made up to make this an actual story in the first place.

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