It’s the arrogance, Stupid!

The Justice Department admits it served $16 dollar muffins, $8 cups of coffee and cookies and brownies that cost $10 each at a 2009 meeting.

At a time when many Americans don’t have enough money for basic groceries this seems to be, well the word that comes to mind is excessive.

The story, appearing in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times Justice Department’s $16 dollar muffins don’t sit well, quotes Justice Department officials, “We agree that excessive spending of the types identified in the OIG report should not occur,” adding that the department has taken steps “to ensure that these problems do not occur again.”

Good messaging. Good Crisis Management.

Maybe they might have thought about the ramifications of the decision to spend so much before they thought they were so entitled. But it proves the old media adage, you never get caught for the crime when you do it but always for the cover-up or the discover.

Author: Peter Shaplen Productions

More than four decades of experience as a journalist, producer, reporter, writer and professor of news, corporate production, crisis management.

One thought on “It’s the arrogance, Stupid!”

  1. Our government has become very tiresome. I went to hear the Secy of Labor speak last night to a large group of 55+ people looking for work. I volunteer to help them with their job interviewing skills. I was nonplussed when someone in the audience asked what the administration’s plan was for helping the over-50, over-qualified workers who are unemployed, and she said the administration was encouraging folks like that to seek re-training in something like health care. Specifically, that this group should go out an seek a career in nursing. At 55+ return to school to be a nurse. Really? As I said, our government has become very tiresome.

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