Fresh Paint
Friday, October 14, 2005
Just Pile It On
I was going to title this blogging "When It Rains, It Pours," but since I am acutely sensitive to the plight of the waterlogged states, I restrained myself.

Review of Armstrong Williams Contract Referred to U.S. Attorney's Office
The Government Accountability Office has concluded that the Education Department 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. The Education Department's inspector general has also reviewed the Williams deal, which was part of a broader contract that the education agency had with Ketchum, a public relations firm.

Now the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia is investigating whether Williams accepted public money without performing his required duties, said Dan Katz, chief counsel for Lautenberg.
"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.

Good afternoon, friends. It is so deliciously beautiful outside that I am shortly to leave the house and enjoy it. 71 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and likely to remain like this for the next 10 days, at least.

Need to find a new tree and then paint it. Later.

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