Saturday, March 25, 2006
Bush Meets With Shadow Government
In March of 2002, The Washington Post reported that the "Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret."
From the article written by Barton Gellman and Susan Schmidt:
President Bush has dispatched a shadow government of about 100 senior civilian managers to live and work secretly outside Washington, activating for the first time long-standing plans to ensure survival of federal rule after catastrophic attack on the nation's capital.....
The Washington Post agreed to a White House request not to name any of those deployed or identify the two principal locations of the shadow government.
Only the executive branch is represented in the full-time shadow administration. The other branches of constitutional government, Congress and the judiciary, have separate continuity plans but do not maintain a 24-hour presence in fortified facilities.
Finally, four years later, the Associated Press provides photographic evidence of President Bush meeting with his shadow government: