By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org Washington State
Well, that’s pretty crappy.
Critics are outraged after learning that a government agencies spent $27,000 on an anti-dog poop rap video.
From the looks of it, Snoop Dogg — or is it Snoop Lion now? — was not involved in the production of the video about canine fecal matter.
The track, released by Puget Sound Starts Here and a number of other government agencies, including the Puget Sound Partnership, is set to the flow of Blackstreet’s ’90s’ hit “No Diggity” and has a few slick lines.
“I like the way you walk it, dog doogity, we’ve got to bag it up,” the rapper sings.
But, the track also contains a few, ahem, bombs.
“Yo, dog dropped a deuce.”
Or: “You don’t want to swim in poo.”
The Freedom Foundation, a government watchdog based in Olympia, criticized the Puget Sound Partnership and the other governments, saying that the hip hop video is just the latest piece of evidence that the group spends tax dollars recklessly.
“But how do these expenditures translate into cleaning up Puget Sound?” asked Freedom Foundation writer Connor Edwards, noting that the partnership is asking for even more public relations cash. “They don’t. Even worse, they siphon needed tax dollars from agencies that actually do engage in environmental restoration.”
A grant for the Washington State Department of Ecology to Snohomish County funded the video, which was released in 2011.
Here’s a look at the end result of well-intentioned environmentalism gone very, very wrong:
Updated 7/10/14: Clarified that grant money from the video came through Snohomish County. Also noted that the video was released by Puget Sound Starts Here.