Skip to comments.Bush administration found involved in illegal 'covert propaganda'
Posted on 10/01/2005 6:02:53 AM PDT by repinwi
The administration of President George W. Bush broke the law as it resorted to illegal "covert propaganda" in trying to sell its key education initiative to the public, US congressional investigators have found.
The finding, made public by the Government Accountability Office added to a plethora of big and small ethics scandals besetting the administration and its top Republican allies and putting them on the defensive one year before congressional elections.
The investigation was ordered by Democratic Senators Edward Kennedy and Frank Lautenberg earlier this year, in the wake of reports the Education Department had paid newspaper columnist and television commentator Armstrong Williams thousands of dollars to help promote the No Child Left Behind Law.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
GAO: B-303495, Office of National Drug Control Policy--Video News Release, January 4, 2005
GAO report number GAO-04-261SP - how federal appropriations may be legally made for propaganda.
GAO : Covert Propaganda (a summary)
GAO calls Medicare video news releases illegal propaganda
What did the GAO report say about the Clinton VNRs?
Sorry, this is old news. Let's move on and do the work of the American people.
I think the correct psychological term is "projection." The corrupt and incompetent Democrats project THEIR qualities onto the Republicans. My bet is they realize that the corruption of Blanco and Nagin will start to emerge...as well as Jon Corzine during his Governor's race..and many others. This is an offensive (in BOTH senses of the word) move by the Dems
Bush is also guilty of starting hurricanes. Well, he and Rove that is.
Huh? It was sponsored in the House by Republican Rep. John A. Boehner, and cosponsored by Tom Delay, John Culberson, Richard Baker, Dennis Hastert, Henry Brown, Jim Kolbe, and a host of other republican reps.
CUT from an interesting article..and common sense.
An "interesting" article from the boston globe...huh, ok.
I do not think for one iota of a second, that President Bush, or anyone in his family, needs the slime of the toon scum. Both of those scum suckers have done NOTHING but trash my President at home, and more importantly, abroad.
As far as common sense...I must not have any. Common sense tells me - If you run with the dogs, you're gonna get fleas.
"And The GOP is handing over 14 BILLION DOLLARS to Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley so he can add ONE runway at O'Hare."
Good God. I'll bet an honest contractor could do it for well under one twenty-eighth that sum.
"The corrupt and incompetent Democrats project THEIR qualities onto the Republicans."
As H. L. Mencken said, "It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place."
Liberals lie all the time, so they presume everyone else does too.
Liberals lie all the time
It is all they have .....
Sorry, wrong Kennedy. http://www.education-world.com/a_issues/issues309.shtml
The bill was officially sponsored by Republicans, but there were plenty of DemonRats who thought that NCLB is just great and that the only problem with it is that not enough money is being spent on it.
According to Sean Hannity, Kennedy said 'Pass NCLB and you'll get your private school vouchers,' a pledge that he and his fellow DemonRats later reneged on.
Totally agree with your accessment, however..in Politics " you cannot burn your bridges "..it would be great if one could and/or stand on principle alone.
It may be from the Globe, but shows why the Bush Family and the Clintons have some need for one another.
Now, if Bush had better advisers on when to act and what to say on many "unfortunate" incidences that have occurred during his Presidency (does this guy live under bad karma or what?)..he would not be going to the Clinton's for any PR support whatsoever.
If Bush got rid of half the people around him and would do what he does best..speak forthright to the people-where he does shine if you personally have ever seen him speak; he would be much better off and not have to seek assistance from the Ex-President.
I agree this also helps Hillary come election time displaying her as more mainstream and not a Michael Moore or "Hi, My Name Is" [Ronnie] Earl[e]" groupie.
How much can you take from the Devil before your chips come due.
it is still spinning yet another story trying to make it stick to President Bush, with the help of the dumbed down populace.
I am not asking the President to "burn bridges," I am asking him to keep that vile excuse of an ex, impeached thing, out of my face and away from himself, lest he be contaminated.
Also, we have many Iraqis living here. Are you trying to say all our immigration problems and immigrants are GWHB's fault?
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