Well, well, well…it all makes sense now. The global edition of the New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, reported yesterday that Congress was steaming mad, as we all should be, as the inspector general for the Interior Department blew the lid off of unethical practices, conflicts of interest and essentially P. Diddy partying off of our hard earned gas and oil money within his department. If you don’t know, the Interior Department collects royalties off of gas and oil. The Tribune also reports that the division of the Interior responsible for all of the partying is the Minerals Management Service which “collects about $10 billion in royalties annually and is one of the government’s largest sources of revenue other than taxes.” Now isn’t that a blip? They’ve parlayed significant gas and oil transactions into cocaine and sex, sporting events and maybe even “bling” (but the “bling” has yet to be confirmed). Getting mad yet? Wait! The major culprits in this scandal are retired, so they have escaped punishment. Both made their exit while the investigation was pending. Sound like a pack of gangsters you know? Well, our government appears to have put the “g” in gangster. Hip Hop boys…you don’t have a thing on this crew in the Bush administration. Take your first Gangster 101 online course here.