Just How Low Can You Go!
Vandalism & Destruction
of Federal Property
Air Force One is Stripped Bare
Phone lines were
cut, rendering them inoperable.
Voice mail messages
were changed to obscene, scatological
Many phone lines
misdirected to other government offices.
Desks found turned
completely upside down and trash
that were filled with blank paper but
W' keys weren't just
pried off more than 40 keyboards, some
VP Office space in
the Old Executive Office Building found
Lewd MagicMarker graffiti found on one office hallway.
"Now that Bill
Clinton is gone - after the longest goodbye anyone
remembers - an Air Force steward tells us about the former president's
'official' farewell flight to New York on Inaugural Day. The presidential
plane was 'stripped bare.' Since Air Force One is the plane only of the
president, the designation of the Boeing 747 was changed from Air
Force One to 'Special Air Mission' and by the time Mr. Clinton boarded
he was no longer the president.
"As a courtesy of
President Bush, the plane was nevertheless equipped
with all the presidential amenities Mr. Clinton had grown accustomed
to during his two terms in office. But not for long. Missing from the
plane on arrival in New York, Inside the Beltway is told, was all the
porcelain china, silverware, salt and pepper shakers, blankets and
pillow cases - most of it bearing the presidential seal.
What most astonished the military steward was that even a cache of
Colgate toothpaste, not stamped with the presidential seal, was
snatched from a compartment beneath the presidential plane's sink."
- John McCaslin's "Inside the Beltway, 1/25/01
Gorons Trash Cheney's New Office
"Speaking of neat. Vice
President Dick Cheney's staffers trying to
move into the Office of the Vice President space in the Old Executive
Office Building right next to the White House found the offices had
been left in complete shambles by the Gore staff on its way out on
Friday and Saturday. Every cord and wire, in many offices - telephone,
power, computer and lamp - was slashed. Furniture was tossed, and
trash was, literally, everywhere. One person reported to Mullings that
it was his understanding that Mrs. Gore had to phone Mrs. Cheney
- Rich Galen's "Mullings," 1/24/01