2005/10/14

Regarding Armstrong Williams: Maybe It's Not So Bad...

From the A.P.:
Last month, congressional auditors concluded that the Education Department had engaged in illegal "covert propaganda" by hiring Williams to promote the No Child Left Behind Act without requiring him to disclose that he was being paid.

In an Oct. 6 letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Lautenberg and Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said questions of fraud remained. Lautenberg also asked the Education Department's Office of Inspector General to more fully investigate the contract. The inspector general's office told Lautenberg in a letter released Friday that it was working with the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia.

"It's bad enough the administration bribed a journalist to promote their policies, but now it looks like taxpayer dollars were handed over for work that was never done," said Lautenberg.
Oh...I don't know. If I have to have my money wasted, especially when it would have gone to funding wing-nut propaganda, I guess I don't mind if they bungle it so badly that nothing get's done.

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