Reported by Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News, federal investigators have found widespread violations of the Hatch Act, which forbids political activities by government employees, in the Office for Political Affairs headed Karl Rove during the Bush II administration. From the report:
“In 2006, the partisan political activity of OPA staff was not incidental to the functions of the office. Instead, the OPA Director and Deputy Director focused the time and energy of OPA staff to help advance the Republican Party’s electoral prospects, thereby transforming the office into a setting akin to a political boiler room. Because bolstering candidates’ campaign efforts and helping advance a political party’s electoral prospects is not something that the government would have paid for otherwise, U.S. Treasury funds should not have been used to pay for this political activity. Using U.S. Treasury funds to finance such activity, including employees’ salaries, violated the Hatch Act.”
Will Rove finally get his? Of course not.
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