Yep, she was in the Bush Administration Alright
The Bush Administration, a legacy of malevolence with no real purpose other than being a jackass:
A high-ranking Interior Department official tainted nearly every decision made on the protection of endangered species over five years, a new inspector general report finds…Julie MacDonald, a former deputy assistant secretary overseeing the Fish and Wildlife Service, did pervasive harm to the department’s morale and integrity and may have risked the well-being of species with her agenda, Interior Inspector General Earl Devaney said in his report out Monday.
And, like so many Bush appointees, she was incredibly qualified to make decisions in the position she was appointed to:
MacDonald, a civil engineer with no formal training in natural sciences
And here is my favorite example of her "skills" as an administrator in action:
In once instance, the report said, MacDonald sent information about a contentious endangered species issue to a friend she had met in an online role-playing game. She told investigators she took part in the Internet games to relieve stress created by her job.
That could have come in handy if she was dealing with orcs or a AEI meeting.
(pic from brianjmatis)