HUD-GATE CONTINUES….Think Progress has the executive summary of the HUD Inspector General’s report into Alphonso Jackson’s apparent distaste for awarding federal contracts to Democrats. There’s no smoking gun, but there is this:

Investigation did disclose some problematic instances involving HUD contacts and cooperative agreement grants, in particular, the cooperative agreement award issued to Abt Associates.

….Secretary JACKSON?s Chief of Staff also identified other instances of Secretary JACKSON intervening with contractors whom he did not like. Reviews of political contributions indicated these contractors had Democratic political affiliations.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.