Relentless Pursuit of Wisdom and Liberty

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Friday, January 07, 2005

GAO watchdogs Armstrong Williams

So apparently the Bush administration is so completely sure of the efficacy of its programs and the likelihood that the nation as a whole is accepting of them that they've taken to paying pundits to promote them. In this case it's Armstrong Williams, a conservative nationally-syndicated TV and radio personality. He was paid $240,000 (!) to repeatedly mention the horrendous No Child Left Behind on the TV and radio shows he already hosts. Then he has the audacity to mention that he wanted to promote NCLB "because it's something he believes in". Hey Armstrong, if you believed in it, and you already had your TV and radio shows, why not just talk about it rather than taking gobs of taxpayer money to do so? This is absolutely ridiculous and someone should be held accountable.


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