Political Cronyism, ‘ya think?

Took a break from cleaning the house to look at CNN. I see the following headline:

Firms with White House ties get Katrina contracts

Specifically, at least two major corporate clients of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh, President Bush’s former campaign manager and a former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have already been tapped to start recovery work along the battered Gulf Coast. One is Shaw Group Inc. and the other is Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root.


The group that has done such a wonderful job rebuilding Iraq. Oh, and by the way, Vice President Dick Cheney is a former head of Halliburton.

Somehow, that stain on the dress is seeming less and less significant. Grrrr.