Friday, October 15, 2004

GAO will investigate the DOE re: propaganda video

Two Senators have asked the GAO to look into the Department of Education (DOE) illegal foray into propaganda, not that almost everything they do probably falls in that category.

The Guardian reports:
Sens. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts on Thursday asked the Government Accountability Office to review whether the department illegally spent money on a video promoting Bush's education law - and on news coverage ratings that gave points to stories that made Bush and the Republican Party look good.

Showing how evil has seeped into government, the DOE responds with this:
Department spokeswoman Susan Aspey said the request for a GAO investigation was ``purely politics and an attempt to distract attention from President Bush's great record on improving public education.''
Wow. Talk about projection.