Yes, there was definite fallout. A culture change about conferences was overdue but this caused overkill, something that the hospitality industry will no doubt lobby their representatives about. The point I was getting at, however, was all of the blowhard threats and predictions from the IG and some elected officials about ramifications. So far no criminal charges – probably because there is no evidence. No move to make GSA go away (GSA delivers a lot of pork and photo ops for elected officials and really does serve an important business function). The last Senate hearing was a love-in. I have maintained all along that this should not have been a political and media frenzy but was something which could have been corrected internally.
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