The Daily Sandwich

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Another trip to the nepotism well

One thing you can say about this administration-- they reward their loyal cronies. If only they cared about the consequences. The latest recipient of their benevolent munificence? Grover Norquist's kid brother. And no, they'll never learn.

The man President Bush nominated Wednesday to be the new chief financial officer for the Department of Homeland Security faces a steep climb at the troubled agency, where a plan to modernize its financial management systems has stalled.

David Norquist, currently deputy undersecretary of defense for budget and appropriations affairs, and the younger brother of conservative activist and lobbyist Grover Norquist, will replace Andrew Maner, the department's current chief financial officer.