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Education secretary urged his employees to go to Sharpton's rally
Washington Examiner ^

Posted on 08/30/2010 5:14:25 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com

President Obama's top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.

"ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the 'Reclaim the Dream' rally and march," began an internal e-mail sent to more than 4,000 employees of the Department of Education on Wednesday.

Sharpton created the event after Glenn Beck announced a massive Tea Party "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where King spoke in 1963.

The Washington Examiner learned of the e-mail from a Department of Education employee who felt uncomfortable with Duncan's request.

Although the e-mail does not violate the Hatch Act, which forbids federal employees from participating in political campaigns, Education Department workers should feel uneasy, said David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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1 posted on 08/30/2010 5:14:28 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

Can you do that?


2 posted on 08/30/2010 5:16:18 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: RatherBiased.com

Reverend of the Church of Hate Whitey.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 5:19:03 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: GoCards

No


4 posted on 08/30/2010 5:20:04 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: RatherBiased.com

Every black person I know has always found Al Sharpton to be a buffoon and an embarrassment. Arne Duncan is one of only a few people stupid enough to take him seriously. It’s troubling that this idiot is the Education Secretary.


5 posted on 08/30/2010 5:20:38 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: RatherBiased.com

I thought there was some obscure law against that?


6 posted on 08/30/2010 5:20:43 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (If you aren't at Obama's Table, you are probably on the MENU! - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: GoCards
Nope, totally against regs need a copy of the e-mail and forward GAO
7 posted on 08/30/2010 5:20:52 PM PDT by Arkansas Tider (Army EOD)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Time and a Half?$?


8 posted on 08/30/2010 5:21:52 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Sharpton on O’Reilly right now.


9 posted on 08/30/2010 5:24:32 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: RatherBiased.com

well well well.

No surprise there.

Did anyone in the lamestream ask how many white people showed up at the Sharpton rally?


10 posted on 08/30/2010 5:29:06 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
I'd demand hazard pay for listening to Sharpton's toxic bilge.
11 posted on 08/30/2010 5:30:36 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate IS the fifth column.)
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To: SueRae

Sharpton had a rally? s/


12 posted on 08/30/2010 5:30:50 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: RatherBiased.com

Astroturf.


13 posted on 08/30/2010 5:35:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Everyone who participates will be getting one of these fantastic “I get to keep my job” tee shirts.

-Dilbert’s boss


14 posted on 08/30/2010 5:36:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Abolish the Dept of Ed.


15 posted on 08/30/2010 5:39:53 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: GoCards

“Can you do that?”

No controlling legal authority!


16 posted on 08/30/2010 5:40:20 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: RatherBiased.com
"Dr. King gave us a miracle in 2008. He gave us the first African-American president,

I hope he kept the receipt - I want to return his gift.

17 posted on 08/30/2010 5:51:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
I wonder how many were encouraged (paid) to be there...


18 posted on 08/30/2010 5:56:04 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: KarlInOhio

He is not the FIRST BLACK Prsident! He is half white and half black. Will the REAL BLACK man step forward and take your true place in history?


19 posted on 08/30/2010 5:57:21 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

If the shoes were on the other feet, the bolshies would be calling for heads to roll and the Secretary of Education would have already prepared his resignation statement.


20 posted on 08/30/2010 6:01:14 PM PDT by upstanding
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
I thought there was some obscure law against that?

Does nobody read the articles anymore?

Although the e-mail does not violate the Hatch Act, which forbids federal employees from participating in political campaigns, Education Department workers should feel uneasy, said David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute.

21 posted on 08/30/2010 6:08:44 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Most. Corrupt. Administration. Ever.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 6:36:48 PM PDT by magellan
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To: RatherBiased.com

RESIGN NOW!

LLS


23 posted on 08/30/2010 6:49:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Likely a violation of the Hatch Act.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 8:39:44 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: xjcsa

Sorry I left off the /s


25 posted on 08/31/2010 4:26:05 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (If you aren't at Obama's Table, you are probably on the MENU! - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Here I thought those scruffy looking dudes at Rev. Al’s hootenanny were people picked from the shelters. But they were Federal employees instead?


26 posted on 09/01/2010 9:32:04 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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