Your Tax Dollars at Work?

Seen on (the Web site for Washington’s Metro system) today:


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They’re running Google ads on the Metro site.

The Metro site that is paid for with tax dollars.

Are you even allowed to run ads on a government site?

Look, guys. I know that you’re hurting for cash. But this is just tacky. 

UPDATE (Oct. 24, 2007): In the comments, Sandy quite rightly points out that WMATA has a long and storied history of whoring out every square inch of physical space it controls to raise revenue (including wrapping the trains themselves in ads), so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re whoring out the Web site too.