To quote a tweet from Marcy Wheeler (Emptywheel), "Official report on Bush WH political offc finds widespread legal violations during 2006 campaign."
What Marcy is saying is, BushCo aides illegally worked to push GOP candidates.
During the 2006 midterm elections, White House political aides to President George W. Bush engaged in widespread violations of a federal law which limits partisan political activity by government employees, a long-running federal investigation has found.
A 118-page report issued Monday by the little-known Office of Special Counsel cites numerous violations of the Hatch Act by staffers in the White House Office of Political Affairs. The report concludes that federal taxpayers footed the bill for improper activities that were intended to advance Republican political candidates. [...]
"...U.S. Treasury funds were unlawfully used to finance efforts to pursue Republican victories at the polls in 2006." [...]
The inquiry found that many of the trips that had been designated as official business and billed to the Treasury were primarily political and part of a White House-directed effort called the “final push.”
Of course, this comes as no surprise, except for the part about there having been an actual investigation of BushCo.
If the Obama administration decides, just this once, to look back instead of forwards, then this next sentence will make many of our readers' day:
Violations of the Hatch Act can result in criminal charges.