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Bush Administration Officials Rewrote Ethics Rules to Accommodate Partying

Big oil in cozy with hard partying Bush administration regulators? Say it ain't so.

Editor's note: For more on the officials partying click here.

According to the new Interior Department Inspector General (IG) report, nearly a third of the Denver Minerals Management Service’s 55-person office “ received gifts and gratuities from oil and gas companies.” Several employees have tried to claim that they were unaware of federal ethics guidelines. However, as the IG outlines, almost all these officials had attended ethics briefings and knew the rules:

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