Candidate Obama had this to say about 'no bid' contracts:
As a candidate for president in 2008, then-Sen. Obama frequently derided the Bush administration for the awarding of federal contracts without competitive bidding.
"I will finally end the abuse of no-bid contracts once and for all," the senator told a Grand Rapids audience on Oct. 2. "The days of sweetheart deals for Halliburton will be over when I'm in the White House."
Uh, not really. Obama is awarding a $568 million 'no bid' contract to Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc.