"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Monday, October 03, 2005

Another Sad Unemployment Statistic 

To paraphrase Bill Bennett, if you wanted to reduce unemployment, you could - if that were your sole purpose, you could (retroactively) abort every insensitive, racist gasbag in this country, and your unemployment rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your unemployment rate would go down:
K12 Inc. today announced that William J. Bennett has resigned as an employee, and as Chairman and member of the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. K12 Inc. said the Board accepted his resignation, thanking him for his contributions to the company. K12 Inc. said that it has no relationship with, or involvement in, Dr. Bennett's radio program. The opinions expressed by Dr. Bennett on his radio program are his and his alone.

Dr. Bennett, in a separate statement said: "I am in the midst of a political battle based on a coordinated campaign willfully distorting my views, my record, and my statements. Given the controversy surrounding the remarks I made on my radio show, I am stepping down from my positions at K12, so that neither the mission of the company, nor its children, are affected, distracted, or harmed in any way."

Poor Bill Bennett - his critics have willfully distorted his views, his record, and his statements by accurately quoting precisely what he said. Bastards!

 

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