Remember Those New Orleans Looters ?
The bobble head shows were all a flutter about looters in New Orleans. Wonder what they would have thought if they had known that a top White House advisor to the president, who was responsible for coordinating the Katrina Response was actually a looter himself !
When Claude Allen, President Bush's longtime domestic-policy adviser, resigned suddenly on Feb. 9, it baffled administration critics and fans. The White House claimed that Allen was leaving to spend more time with his family, while the Washington Times speculated that the 45-year-old aide, a noted social conservative, might have quit to protest a new Pentagon policy about military chaplains. Allen himself never publicly explained the reason for his departure.
News today may shed light on the mystery of Allen's resignation. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, Allen was arrested yesterday and charged in a felony theft and a felony theft scheme. According to a department press release, Allen conducted approximately 25 fraudulent "refunds" in Target and Hecht's stores in Maryland. On Jan. 2, a Target employee apprehended Allen after observing him receive a refund for merchandise he had not purchased. Target then contacted the Montgomery County Police. According to a source familiar with the case, Target and the police had been observing Allen since October 2005.
Allen is charged with practicing a form of shoplifting called "refund fraud."
Who is Claude Allen ? Apart from being nominated for a federal judgeship (he never got an upperdown vote) and a real wingnut
In the early days of the Katrina Debacle, the White House response was being coordinated by none other than Claude Allen.
Logical choice, of course: get your guy in charge of abstinence education and school prayer policy and banning abortion to run disaster management.
You can't make this stuff up. I am surprised SNL and the Daily Show writers aren't out of business.