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This should make your blood boil

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by halfmile, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    It’s not always easy to tell who’s coming or going as the Obama administration starts its second term, but multiple agencies have quietly commissioned artists to paint official portraits of Cabinet secretaries and other top appointees — an expenditure often seen when officials are on the way out the door or already gone.

    The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $40,000 on a portrait of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, while a painting of Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley will cost $41,200, according to federal purchasing records. The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of Agriculture Department Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack: $22,500.

    All told, the government has paid out at least $180,000 for official portraits since last year, according to a review by The Washington Times of spending records at federal agencies and military offices across government.

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  2. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    That's cheap!
     
  3. CharlieAMA

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    Were cameras banned by executive order?
     
  4. Francis Marion

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    Gee stifiling, if that's so cheap, why don't you and your buddy muddylake pony up a little to help defer the cost. Why, for such a noble and worthwile cause, you should have no trouble raising the funds.Dope.
     
  5. philk

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    Now if they just had scoreing rings on them.........
     
  6. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    If they've made some zombie versions, I'll take a couple.

    Bob Falfa
     
  7. tomc66

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    Sorry, my blood is not boiling.
     
  8. Johnny

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    an 8x10 glossy should be good enough for anyone.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Anyone commission a painting of Obama and Biden?
     
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