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Pentagon Signs $31K Contract for Oil Portrait of Leon Panetta

Washington D.C. is big on tradition, and one of those traditions involves official portraits of top government officials.  The Defense Department just awarded a $31,200 contract (frame included) to Portraits, Inc. for an official portrait of former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta:

The Washington Headquarters Services Acquisition Directorate issued a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) purchase order for the painting and delivery of the official oil portrait for the former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, as required by the Department of Defense. This portrait shall be executed by an artist experienced in commissions of Presidential Cabinet Level or other Senior/High Ranking Officials. The official portrait shall be suitable for permanent exhibition as part of the Pentagon Collection in the Pentagon, Washington DC.  MORE

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    July 22nd, 2013

     
  2. eternal cracker p

    July 22nd, 2013

    Sequester reduces the amount of the increase. It doesn’t have anything to do with already accounted for “required” spending, unless it is for the benefit of The Won or the demise of anyone who is in opposition.

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  3. Unslung Hero

    July 22nd, 2013

    Weeeellll!!………Leon Panetta has done MORE positive than obangay ever did in the whitehouse!!!

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  4. marcus t. cicero

    July 22nd, 2013

    Just hang a picture of GONZO the Muppet and
    done……

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  5. Dr. Tar

    July 22nd, 2013

    I bet someone here could do a nice Photoshop for next to nothing of the corruptocrat.

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  6. scribble

    July 22nd, 2013

    This is 2013 – why can’t we just take a photograph?

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  7. Dude

    July 22nd, 2013

    Find someone with diarrhea to crap on a canvas. It will look just like him. And. It’s cheap.

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  8. reddecaesari

    July 22nd, 2013

    how about a connect the dots picture?

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  9. AQT214

    July 22nd, 2013

    That amount is more than some people I work with make in a year. TAKE A F*CKING PICTURE! WITH A SMARTPHONE!!

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  10. The Mad German

    July 22nd, 2013

    The 31k must be from the billions bernanke hasn’t added to the national debt the last 60 days being he considers it an investment thats worth millions, so in the libs mind they lowered the debt with this commissioned work.

    Just wait until the furloughed gubment employees get a wind of Geitner raiding their pensions for this.
    Hey look over there everyone….another Trayvon Rally!

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  11. thirdtwin

    July 23rd, 2013

    It’ll look real nice in the Obama administration “Most Wanted” deck of cards.

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  12. joe

    July 23rd, 2013

    It’s more than I make in 2 years. Take a snapshot and let ‘er ride.

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