Jillian Bandes
With pretty much everyone cutting back on holiday expenses, the FAA feels it's appropriate to spend $5 million on a drunken holiday bash -- under the premise of having a "conference" on guidelines that would've been easily disseminated via videoconference.

Chief Operating Officer of the FAA's Air Traffic Organization Frank Krakowski said its "worth it because you have to get the frontline managers on board with what we're trying to do." How about getting the Chief Operating Office on board with the average American taxpayer? Or maybe even (gasp!) on board with the same sort of budgetary constraints as the rest of the private sector?

The ABC video is worth a watch in full.

HT: Mark Hemingway

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com