Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Interior Secretary’s $222,000 Bathroom

Emails Dan Cotter: Gives the phrase "holy shit" new meaning.

ABC News reports:

The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if you’re going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the “vintage tissue holder” was cheap: just $65 bucks.
The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bush’s Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, but is only now coming to light, thanks to the dogged reporting by ABC News Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV, which first filed a Freedom of Information Act request on the renovation four years ago.


  1. Ha! "holy shit"

    Nicely done Wenzel.

  2. These people sure live well at the taxpayer expense...

  3. Oh, the potential jokes about this just flow too easily.

  4. Well, if you're full of shit, you better have a nice bathroom.

  5. Jeezuz, Wenzel, that's the second potty joke in one day!!
    Hate to be a party pooper, but this is startin' to piss me off!!

  6. Don't be too quick to criticize, folks. My sources tell me this selfless public servant thought he'd been appointed Secretary of Interior Design.

  7. What the ever-loving goddam fuck does the "Secretary of the Interior" even do anyway? More to the point: Why aren't people of this ilk wearing tar and feathers instead?

    1. People are bad. So we need a government ... made up of people.

  8. From the photos, the government got reamed.
    That light fixture can be picked up at Home Depot for $17.95.
    Good design doesn't need to cost a lot of money.
    But you can sure spend a a lot on crap.