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Really! No shocks there, eh?
Rosen has been accused of understating fund-raising costs...I'm sure I'm missing something, but usually it's a problem if one overstates expenses. This just in. Armstrong Williams admits being paid to promote No Child Left Behind By the Dept. Of Education in his columns, TV and radio. Four years and two weeks more of this?
Sammy: Filing false campaign documents is a crime (kind of like lying under oath). Armstrong Williams has done nothing illegal. Folks associated with the Clintons seem to have problems making the distinction.
I'm not so sure Williams has done nothing illegal. Afterall, he admits it was unethical. I'm not so concerned whether he has done anything illegal, but rather the Dept. of Education. A federal government agency took your money and bribed a journalist. Do you not have a problem with that? Not a big fan of the Clintons(especially Hillary), but this issue is here and now, not four years ago.
Sammy: Armstrong Williams was paid by the DOE to promote No Child Left Behind. It was not a bribe. Williams erred by not disclosing that he was paid to do so. He used poor judgement and his actions were unethical, but not illegal. Thanks for stopping by and making great comments.
The DOE knew Williams was promoting No Child Left Behind in the manner in which he did because the contract with Williams stipulated what he was to do. Now no one at the White House, DOE or the PR firm will comment. Why so secretive?
Sammy: I'm not sure what your news sources are, but the White House and the DOE both responded yesterday.
So, I assume you can't dispute anything else.
Sammy: The DOE and the White House are culpable for nothing. They did nothing but hire a media figure and his company to promote a government program, it's done all the time. No one in the government "stipulated" that Armstrong not disclose that he was a paid spokesman. That's the only thing Armstrong did wrong and it's not illegal. Let's move on.
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