January 14, 2006

I Blame Bush

And Michael Brown, of course:

Renovations in state Capitol offices used by Gov. Kathleen Blanco staffers jumped in cost by more than 50 percent partly because the state used a private company and expensive walnut trim and granite countertops, according to a published report.

The project, one part of larger renovations begun long before Hurricane Katrina, had originally been estimated to cost $111,000 but the price tag jumped to just under $300,000, according to a review of documents by The Advocate.

FWIW, this represents a growth rate of 270%, not 50%. But to be fair, math really isn't a strength for Big Media, unless it's simple addition of whole numbers to count dead soldiers.

Posted by Charles Austin at January 14, 2006 09:00 PM