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Bush MMS Director Johnnie Burton: 'When I Was There It Seemed To Work Well'

07/08/2010 06:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Johnnie Burton, the director of Bush's Minerals Management Service (MMS) from 2002 to 2007, has no regrets about her tenure, saying in an interview that she found no problems within the agency, now disbanded in disgrace. Burton -- at 70 now a case worker for Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), defended her record to the Caspar, WY, Star-Tribune. Under Burton, the "mismanaged, unaccountable" agency was so corrupt that even pro-drilling Republicans like Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) bashed the agency. Burton responded with insouciant calm, telling the Star-Tribune "when I was there it seemed to work well."

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