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Daniel Kurtzman

Political Insanity, by the Numbers

By April 10, 2008

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Late-Night Political Jokes $20 billion: the amount 300,000 federal employees spent in 2006 using government credit cards
$2 million: amount spent on items including laptops, iPods and digital cameras, which could not be accounted for, according to a GAO report
$360: amount spent by a State Department employee at the Seduccion Boutique in Ecuador to buy "women's underwear/lingerie for use during jungle training by trainees of a drug enforcement program."
$13,500: amount postal service employees spent on a dinner at a Ruth's Chris Steak House, which included over 200 appetizers and more than $3,000 of alcohol
$1,100: amount spent by a postal service employee for subscrptions to various Internet dating services
$6,350: the amount the University of California at Davis is threatening to refer to a collection agency after the Clinton campaign failed to pay the bill for Bill Clinton's visit to the campus in January
37: Barack Obama's bowling score during his widely ridiculed performance in Pennsylvania
1: number of bowling pins Hillary Clinton knocked down after two attempts on the Ellen Degeneres show

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