Obama HUD appointee used tax dollars for Zen lessons (huh?)

Ed. Note- Didn’t April Fools Day pass? Anyone know anything else about this?

From The Washington Times

Mercedes Marquez, a woman President Obama has appointed to a prominent federal housing position, is being mocked by conservative bloggers for paying a Zen Buddhist priest thousands of dollars from her post at the Los Angeles Housing Department.

Ms. Marquez was quoted by the Los Angeles Times in 2007 supporting payments to a priestess named Norma Wong for “management training that includes teaching breathing with sphincter control, learning ‘how to stand’ and playing with wooden sticks.”

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