The General Services Administration’s infamous Las Vegas conference is turning into a viral video bonanza. The clip of a GSA employee rapping about becoming commissioner and blowing cash exploded last Thursday, even reaching the Daily Show. And today, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released another video in which GSA employees sing about going green to the tune of Patti LaBelle’s “Ready for a Miracle.”
This new one … well … let’s just say it’s no “When I’m Commissioner.” At this point, I’m not sure what’s worse — the government waste or the butchering of a gospel classic. And the awards-show banter following the song suggests it was made during office hours, which makes it look even worse. (“Was there anybody in Region 7 that wasn’t in that thing?” “If they didn’t work on Friday, chances are they weren’t in that video.”
Huffington Post also uploaded a slew of videos from GSA’s 2010 conference Friday, including this disturbing one about a surly, smoking office clown that must be seen to be believed.
UPDATE: GSA’s comment on the latest videos is the same as their last: “These videos reinforce once again the complete lack of judgment exhibited during the 2010 Western Regions Conference. Our agency continues to be appalled by this indefensible behavior, and we are taking every step possible to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.”
You want to make sure they don’t do it again….cut their budget by 20% tomorrow.