Saturday, August 25, 2012

Veterans Administration Workers Sing 'Beat It'

Veterans Administration Workers Sing 'Beat It' In Latest Government Conference Embarrassment
Michael McAuliff
Posted: 08/24/2012

WASHINGTON -- The latest government conference scandal involving the Department of Veterans Affairs got more embarrassing Friday when a video surfaced of human resources workers delivering a tin-eared rendition of Michael Jackson's "Beat It."

House committees had already been investigating a pair of VA conferences that took place last July and August in Orlando and cost some $5 million, and earlier this week released a clip parodying General Patton.

So far, the office of Inspector General George Opfer has not found a strong case for Issa's claim.

"A series of interviews have uncovered questionable activities and we have notified both the Secretary and Congress of these issues," said a statement released by the IG's office. "We continue to review documents and conduct interviews. To date, all indications are that the conferences were for legitimate training purposes."
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