Friday, January 28, 2005

New Education Appointee Has Questionable Resume

Emily Kertz Lampkin was appointed a deputy chief of staff in the Education Department.

Who is Emily Kertz Lampkin?

According to a Jan. 26 news release, Lampkin "has served as the Department's director of No Child Left Behind communications and outreach for the past two years."

Doesn't that mean she was responsible for hiring conservative "journalist" Armstrong Williams to tout No Child Left Behind?

You may recall that Williams was paid $240,000 (http://jabbs.blogspot.com/2005/01/is-there-word-for-what-armstrong.html) to promote the law on his nationally syndicated television show and to urge other black journalists to do the same.

Earlier this week, President Bush said the practice of awarding contracts to "journalists" was wrong (http://jabbs.blogspot.com/2005/01/another-conservative-journalist-found.html).

But apparently there is no rule on promoting those who do such wrongdoing.

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