Same as it ever was

Those of you who have been worrying that un-metabolized drugs people piss into their toilets are winding up in your drinking water can relax.

The White House task force assigned work on this issue has … um … decided you’re better off not knowing about it (via The Washington Post):

A White House task force that was supposed to devise a federal plan to research the issue of pharmaceuticals in drinking water [That’s fancy speak for string this thing out until 2009 – ed.] has missed its deadline and failed to produce mandated reports and recommendations for coordination among numerous federal agencies, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The working group on pharmaceuticals in the environment was formed two years ago through the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The panel has met several times for briefings and is aware of public concern about pharmaceuticals in water supplies, according to the documents.

Now, unless you’re a cynical dick, you’re thinking that they must have come up with something, because if your boss gave you two years to work on a project less complicated than a cure for cancer and you came up with bupkes you’d be out on your ass.

Alas, that’s because you can’t invoke the super top secret if we tell you the terrists will win defense:

But it is impossible to track any possible progress by the group because the White House has classified task force agendas and minutes as internal documents, and therefore cannot be released, said spokeswoman Kristin Scuderi. The group’s annual report is in draft form and therefore also cannot be released at this time, she added.

Also, their dog ate it. WTF?

Aside from greed, incompetence or some combination of the two here are some possible reasons the WH is dragging its feet:

  1. Coke in the pResident’s urine screws up the samples.
  2. Taking water samples annoys the Old Ones and CthCheney hates it when you disturb his relatives.
  3. If God didn’t want us to drink drug-laced water he’d take it out Himself.
  4. Drugs in water affect frogs. And we know how the Chimperor feels about frogs.
  5. Shriveled balls are good enough for the pResident so they’re good enough for the American people


Forgot to include the link.


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