Carl J. Truscott, the former Director of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, was forced to resign his position earlier this year when it was revealed that he ordered his staff to help with his nephew’s homework, a documentary that took approximately ten months to complete. An estimated twenty bureau employees were assigned to assist with the project, spending dozens of hours performing research and pulling film from the agency’s library. The good news for tax payers that invested thousands of our dollars into the assignment – the nephew did receive an A!
This leads me to believe we have been taking the wrong approach towards government. Perhaps we should somehow see that President Bush’s nephew receives an assignment to get us out of Iraq for his class project.