When George Bush was president the left went nuts over no bid contracts to Halliburton despite the fact that Halliburton was the only company able to provide the services needed. The name Halliburton is used as a vulgarity by the left because former VP Dick Cheney was, at one time, employed by them. The left looked at the no bid contracts as a way for Cheney to enrich his life even though he did not profit from the contracts.
Bill Clinton awarded no bid contracts but the left ignored them (I think one was to, wait for it, Halliburton).
Barack Obama took office promising to end politics as usual and to be more transparent than anyone in history. He has been anything but transparent and has played politics as usual even before he actually took office. Solyndra was nothing more than a payout to supporters (much like the Stimulus) and it ended up costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
Now Obama has awarded a no bid contract to a company of a heavy Democrat supporter for a drug that we do not need and that cannot be tested. The drug is a pill to treat people exposed to Smallpox and who are too far into the disease to be treated by the conventional medicine which the US has stockpiled. In fact, we have enough to treat every person in the country and it costs about $3 a dose compared to $255 a dose for the new drug.
The process was changed and new people put in place so that the contract would be awarded. In other words, the Obama regime did everything possible in order to get the contract awarded.
The cost of the contract is $443 million. That is nearly a half a billion dollars that we do not have spent for a drug we do not need and done in a fashion that smacks of Chicago style politics.
November 2012 cannot come soon enough.
The next time liberals scream about Halliburton mention Siga Technologies. I doubt they will know what it means and if they do they will find some way to rationalize the contract.
Remember, Obama is their messiah and can do no wrong.
Never surrender, never submit.