$222,000 Bathroom for Cabinet Secretary

2007 renovation included a $3,500 fridge

Every bathroom needs a $3,500 fridge
Paul Brandus (Jan. 17, 2013)

Now that's a nice-looking bathroom. ABC News reports that it belongs to the Secretary of the Interior. Cost to you? Just $222,000. It was done back in 2007 for Dirk Kempthorne, then President Bush's Interior Secretary, and includes a $3,500 Sub-Zero refrigerator - you know, like the one you have in your bathroom. Other features include a $689 faucet and $65 tissue holder. 

The swanky john and its hefty price tag came to light thanks to Atlanta's WSB-TV, which filed a Freedom of Information Act request on the renovation four years ago. 

The $222,000 price tag is slightly more than the median home price in the United States in 2010: $221,800, according to the Census bureau. 

-Paul Brandus

17 January 2013 10:49pm
Wow. The government wastes money...Tell us something we don't know...
17 January 2013 11:00am
Maybe we should send the Sec the bill.
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