Corruption

Scott Pruitt is a Ridiculous Person

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

What we already know about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt's corruption is mind-boggling, but it looks like there's plenty more where that came from.

We recently learned that Pruitt ordered one of his aides to help him find jobs for his wife and ordered his security detail to drive him around Washington D.C. in search of fancy lotion from the Ritz-Carlton.

Current and former EPA officials now say Pruitt also used his position to secure tickets to the Rose Bowl in January and he used his position to get his daughter into law school at the University of Virginia.

If these seem like the actions of a person who desperately wants to be accepted as a socialite diva, well, that's exactly what EPA officials say.

The officials said that Mr. Pruitt, who “had a clear sense of entitlement,” in the words of one of them, indicated that he expected staff members’ assistance with matters outside the purview of government, including calling on an executive with connections in the energy industry to help secure tickets to a sold-out football game in January at the Rose Bowl. [...]

They said Mr. Pruitt told them that he expected a certain standard of living akin to wealthier Trump cabinet members. The aides felt as if Mr. Pruitt — who is paid about $180,000 a year — saw them as foot soldiers in achieving that lifestyle.

The problem is he is not Trump — he is not a billionaire,” said one of the other aides, who spoke on the condition that they not be named. “But he sincerely thinks he is.

To my surprise, Scott Pruitt in just 50 years old even though he has the appearance of someone considerably older. And in his relatively short life, Pruitt has held the titles of state senator, attorney general, and now EPA administrator. And he's not poor.

The fact that someone of his experience and priviledge would so desperately try to fit in among richer people is pathetic and embarrassing. I almost don't know what to call it. It's childish.

It's like some kind of mid-life crisis but, instead of buying a Camaro and getting his ear pierced, Pruitt is buying expensive lotion and couch-surfing at condos owned by lobbyists.

If I behave this way when I turn 50, please kill me.

  • Badgerite

    Oh for fff’s sake. Call the man what he is. He is a crook. That seems to be the template of this regime.
    Crooks and bigots.

  • ninjaf

    The fact that someone of his experience and priviledge would so desperately try to fit in among richer people is pathetic and embarrassing. I almost don’t know what to call it. It’s childish.

    Based on the current occupant of the White House, it could almost be called “Presidential.”

  • Draxiar

    This guy is nothing but a punchline…Punchline Pruitt.

  • simpfan

    Why do all of these people look so much older than they actually are? It blew my mind when I learned Stephen Miller is only 32 and Sarah Sanders is only 35.

  • katanahamon

    Shouldn’t blatant corruption and ethics violations land a person in jail? Has America completely lost the plot on the whole “right and wrong” thing?

  • muselet

    Oxford Living Dictionaries, English:

    saddo

    NOUN
    British
    informal

    A person perceived as contemptible or pathetically inadequate.

    SEE: Pruitt, Scott.

    –alopecia

  • Victor the Crab

    I’ll be 53 next month. I have zero interest in any of the male mid life crises behavioral patterns that has been explained here, or any where else that a a pathetic pigfucker like Scott Pruitt seeks. These pigfuckers like Pruitt and Drumpf will do anything to prove their manlyhood, even if it means destroying the country in the process.