Last night Channel 13, the Houston ABC affiliate had an "Undercover" Special Report on City of Houston doing a special "Green" up on older homes in a Houston Heights neighborhood. The homes were refitted with new light bulbs, ceiling fans, weatherstripping, new caulk, and other minor repairs to make these old historical homes more energy efficient. The city had initially appropriated $1K per home but with new "Stimulous" funds had upped each home now done to $6.5K.
Well the reporter found that the "Contractors" were marking materials up 3-4 times plus above cost, charging the city ridiculous fees on labor and things like disposal of incandescent light bulbs @ $9 each. He then traced the home occupants, some of these were just rent homes, and owners back to Mayor Bill White (D) as campaign contribuotrs and backers. Not only that, the chosen contractors were also traced back to White as campaign contributors
It seems the Mayor, in his last term, has eyes on the upcoming open Senate seat of Kay Bailey Hutchinson who will be running for TX Gov in 2010. Lots of favoritism going on here in the Mayor's quest to look environmentally friendly for his Senate run it seems
Not only did the report call out White but it also flashed footage of Obama backing this "Green" campaign and the Stimulous money being used. It was definitely aired as a negative view of the Messiah and his programs which is something I haven't seen before on a major network, albeit it was a local coverage report.
I've also noticed that many others seem to be taking the gloves off more and more when showing snippets of the "Anointed One"....I view this a good sign folks are starting to wake up from the "HusseinO Stupor"