Interior Secretary's $222,000 Bathroom

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    By ABC News | ABC News Blogs – 2 hrs 2 mins ago

    Maybe the Pentagon's legendary $600 toilet seat was a bargain.

    The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if you're going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the "vintage tissue holder" was cheap: just $65 bucks.

    The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bush's Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, but is only now coming to light, thanks to the dogged reporting by ABC News Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV, which first filed a Freedom of Information Act request on the renovation four years ago.

    The renovations were the subject of an internal audit by the General Services Administration, which has responsibility for most federal government properties. … itics.html
    This happened under G.W. Bush's watch ...don't know it anything like this is happening under
    B.H. Obama's term or not but it proves the politicians say one thing and do another

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can you possibly be serious in blaming Bush for the extravagances of someone else remodeling a bathroom?  Did you expect him to personally check the bills for every one of the 1000's of govt. bathroom remodels every year?

      That there is massive govt. waste is as indisputable as it is common but please, don't blame the POTUS, any POTUS for something this petty.  That's not their job.

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    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    This happens under every POTUS. It's not a POTUS thing, it's a government thing.

    The amount of waste from our government is biblical. It would be funny if not for the fact that my children might not have a real future with this country.