Party People

Ex-GSA Chief Calls Meeting ‘Raucous’

What was once a productive annual gathering became little more than a “raucous, extravagant, arrogant, self-congratulatory event,” said ex-General Services Administration head and remorse-ridden wordsmith Martha Johnson at a House Oversight Committee hearing Monday. Not only that, the bash masquerading as a conference, cost taxpayers $822,000 in 2010 alone, Johnson revealed. The GSA’s inspector-general, Brian Miller, reported that he’s pursuing investigations into other misdeeds at the administration, including “all sorts of improprieties, including bribes, including possible kickbacks.” Looks like party time is over.