10 May 2006

All The President's Trash

Is Bush still looking for someone to run FEMA?

I nominate this guy.

A public sanitation worker in Washington, D.C., on
Tuesday found a thick stack of papers with nearly
every detail of President Bush's trip to Florida on
the floor next to a big trash truck.

The documents offer the exact arrival and
departure time for Air Force One, Marine One and
the back up choppers, Nighthawk 2 and 3, as
Washington CBS affiliate WUSA-TV first reported.

The documents also list every passenger on board
each aircraft, from President Bush to the military
attaché with the nuclear football. CBS News chief
White House correspondent Jim Axelrod reports it
was a copy of the president's exact schedule for
the day, which the public never sees for security

Sanitation worker Randy Hopkins told WUSA-TV
reporter Bruce Leshan that he could not believe
what he was seeing when he discovered the
presidential schedule.

"I saw locations and names and places where the
president was going to be. I knew it was
important. And it shouldn't have been in a trash
hole like this," Hopkins said.

The documents also offer the order of vehicles in
the President's motorcade, Leshan notes.

Hopkins is an ex-con working in sanitation, and
said he felt it was his civic duty to tell somebody
about what he'd found, he told WUSA-TV.