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I read

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They were fast. Her time is valuable.

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(NT) Not hers, per the link.

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RE: 52K for curtains

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One persons curtains...are another persons phone booth?

The $43,000 phone booth that then-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt installed in his office may not have been worth all the headaches it caused him.

He placed only one phone call to the White House, newly released records from the agency show. It lasted five minutes.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency resigned last month after coming under fire for how he spent tax dollars and treated his staff. He made the five-minute call on Jan. 29, according to Verizon phone logs

Perhaps her curtains(soundproof) were her "cone of silence/phone booth".

Do you think it will mean "Curtains for her"?

Pruitt's phone booth MIGHT have been a factor in his "resignation".

PS..The drapes for the residence indeed cost $29,900, according to the State Department contracts, while the complex mechanism to open them automatically cost another $22,801.

The drapes were ONLY 30K

Post was last edited on September 15, 2018 7:55 PM PDT

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Check the technicalities, i.e. facts.

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No comparison or relation of booth and curtains.

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Both paid for by the taxpayer?

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Read it all, not just the part that suits you,

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OBO's mandate covers embassies, which are usually overseas. The US UN seat is one, although located here. Their call.
The other guy's post was with the US government in the WH, which is located - so far - in the US.
Plus, IMO the guy was catching flak for general buffoonery, while the woman is supposed to be performing OK.
Even a Trump appointee can be competent.

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Per the OBO mission statement, quoted in the link

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they were guaranteed to be in the upper range. BTW I think that at that level they're called drapes, and should draw the occasional comment from visitors.
Moreover, it's possible the OBO or its agents would suggest to the furnishing vendors that steep discounts or even donations would be in order. The company then deducts that amount as a business expense on next year's taxes. Openly.

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RE: should draw the occasional comment from visitors.

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Are they there on business or house hunting?

Do the drapes match the carpet?

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Considering that

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the prior administration was expecting the LIAR to win and would have picked the next UN rep or kept BO's in place, they obviously had no problem okaying the expense......

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It's a wonder that

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TheRUMP didn't destroy the drapes considering that Obama AND Hillary chose them.

Do you think Obama and Hillary were setting up house together?

Picking out drapes?

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It does not seem to make difference if the admin is dem or repub.

It's like a different world with a blank check of tax payer money.

Perhaps we need more bean counters in our gov.

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Read. The. Link.

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Key point: "OBO’s [choices] should represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture and construction execution."
Draperies, not curtains. Thick, not for anti-spy soundproofing, but to keep out traffic noises and to give a luxurious "hand". I'm guessing also floor-to-ceiling; more money. And, a luxe brand name, in case she's asked.
Anyone recall how the Soviet bloc nations' accoutrements were mocked, as a patriotic duty, during the Cold War?

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Another reason they are so pricey?

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