How many scandals broke this week? I've lost track.
Then there's Interior Sec. Gale Norton who suddenly
resigned. Its been reported that she was axed because
of of close ties and dealings with Jack Abramhoff.
--- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...
> Mar 11, 9:15 AM EST
> Bush Shocked by Arrest of Former Adviser
> By DEB RIECHMANN
> Associated Press Writer
> WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Saturday said
> was shocked to learn that his former domestic policy
> adviser was charged with theft for allegedly
> phony refunds at department stores.
> "I was shocked and my first reaction was one of
> disappointment, deep disappointment - if it's true -
> that we were not fully informed," Bush said.
> Claude Alexander Allen, 45, was arrested Thursday by
> police in Montgomery County, Md., for allegedly
> claiming refunds for more than $5,000 worth of
> merchandise he did not buy, according to county and
> federal authorities.
> "If the allegations are true, Claude Allen did not
> tell my chief of staff or legal counsel the truth,
> that's deeply disappointing" the president. "If the
> allegations are true, something went wrong in Claude
> Allen's life, and that is really sad."
> Allen, named as domestic policy adviser in early
> resigned abruptly on Feb. 9, saying he wanted to
> more time with his family.
> Under investigation since at least January for
> thefts on 25 occasions at Target and Hecht's stores,
> Allen had told White House chief of staff Andrew
> and White House counsel Harriet Miers there was some
> confusion with his credit card because he had moved
> several times. "He assured them that he had done
> nothing wrong and the matter would be cleared up,"
> press secretary Scott McClellan said late Friday.
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