May I see your library card? Author: BobRDate:11/09/2007 12:47:01
I read a news story yesterday that got me thinking (not unusual, but stay with me on this). According to this story, over 80,000 artifacts have gone missing from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library:
WASHINGTON -- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is unable to find or account for tens of thousands of valuable mementos of Reagan's White House years because a "near universal" security breakdown left the artifacts vulnerable to pilfering by insiders, an audit by the National Archives inspector general has concluded.
Inspector General Paul Brachfeld said that his office was investigating allegations that a former employee stole Reagan memorabilia but that the probe had been hampered by the facility's sloppy record-keeping.
Savor that for a moment... close your eyes... Let it roll around on your tongue...
Which party identifies itself as the anti-terrorism party?... Why - the Republican party, of course! Which party says THEY'RE the ones that will keep you safe?... Why - the Republican party, of course! Which party tried to resurect Reagan's ghost as they held their first debate at the same Reagan Presidential Library that has managed to let more than 80,000 thousand artifacts walk out the door?...
Perhaps a reminder is in order:
So the party which identifies itself as being the one to keep America safe can't even maintain the security of the library of its number one hero. Perhaps they should be more concerned about library cards than they are about green cards.
The best part is they think that most of the thefts are likely from employees of the library. Considering the Republican's vote pandering scandals, the Abramoff scandal, and the no-bid cost-plus military contracts, this seems even more apropos. Stealing from their employers (the American People) just seems to be part of their DNA.