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    Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    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.


    "It sends a signal that activity on behalf of one side of a political debate is expected within a department. It's highly inappropriate ... even in the absence of a direct threat," Boaz said. "If we think of a Bush cabinet official sending an e-mail to civil servants asking them to attend a Glenn Beck rally, there would be a lot of outrage over that."





    Can't say I'm shocked an Obama lackey would do this but it is troubling.


    Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally | Washington Examiner
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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    What's troubling about this? He was saving his people from maybe making the mistake of wandering into the hate filled, intolerant whites only Beck rally. It was for the good of his people Tex.

    Really.

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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Sarah Palin speaks at a rally: "OMG this is obviously a political event. This is ridiculous!"

    Education Secretary speaks at a rally (and invites 4000 gov workers): "No problem, it's just an educational event. No politics here."
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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    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.


    "It sends a signal that activity on behalf of one side of a political debate is expected within a department. It's highly inappropriate ... even in the absence of a direct threat," Boaz said. "If we think of a Bush cabinet official sending an e-mail to civil servants asking them to attend a Glenn Beck rally, there would be a lot of outrage over that."





    Can't say I'm shocked an Obama lackey would do this but it is troubling.


    Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally | Washington Examiner
    Actually this is a fireable offense. There's plenty of precedence on this.


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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Actually this is a fireable offense. There's plenty of precedence on this.


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    Bullcrap.

    It clearly says invited.

    The Sec of Education can promote an event he's speaking at. Big deal. And no, I wouldn't care if Bush Sec did it either.

    It was a polite invitation -- no "urging" or mandatory... so save the righteous indignation hackery.

    The Washington Examiner learned of the e-mail from a Department of Education employee who felt uncomfortable with Duncan's request.
    This is who they should be fired -- the idiot employee at the DoE that can't even read.
    Sounds like some little troll down in the mail room doesn't like his job or his boss.

    Typical WA Examiner spin -- it's humorous how easily you guys fall for this stuff.

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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bullcrap.

    It clearly says invited.

    The Sec of Education can promote an event he's speaking at. Big deal. And no, I wouldn't care if Bush Sec did it either.

    It was a polite invitation -- no "urging" or mandatory... so save the righteous indignation hackery.



    This is who they should be fired -- the idiot employee at the DoE that can't even read.
    Sounds like some little troll down in the mail room doesn't like his job or his boss.

    Typical WA Examiner spin -- it's humorous how easily you guys fall for this stuff.
    I would agree that this does not sound like anything ut of the ordinary. It would be embarrassing for the secretary to speak and have no one there to listen!

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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bullcrap.

    It clearly says invited.

    The Sec of Education can promote an event he's speaking at. Big deal. And no, I wouldn't care if Bush Sec did it either.
    And I don't believe that for one ****ing second. I'd take 10-1 odds that if a Bush appointee had invited 4000 subordinates to attend a Sarah Palin rally, there would be 100 posts about how he was disgracing America.

    This is who they should be fired -- the idiot employee at the DoE that can't even read.
    Sounds like some little troll down in the mail room doesn't like his job or his boss.
    Wow, I'm shocked that you think the person who is in the wrong here is the (presumably) conservative one. That's completely out of character for you.
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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bullcrap.

    It clearly says invited.

    The Sec of Education can promote an event he's speaking at. Big deal. And no, I wouldn't care if Bush Sec did it either.

    It was a polite invitation -- no "urging" or mandatory... so save the righteous indignation hackery.



    This is who they should be fired -- the idiot employee at the DoE that can't even read.
    Sounds like some little troll down in the mail room doesn't like his job or his boss.

    Typical WA Examiner spin -- it's humorous how easily you guys fall for this stuff.

    Hehe.. Well, I doubt very much that you'd be hunky dory with a Buish official doing the same thing, but hey, whatever floats your boat. "invited" - although technically in none violation, the implication is apparent. Why would the Sec of Ed jon in any event that Al Sharpton was running? The man is a race baiter pure and simple. Did you see his head explode on O'Reilly last night? O'Reilly made him look like a school girl that had his hair dipped in ink.. He's a nitwit whore!


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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bullcrap.

    It clearly says invited.

    The Sec of Education can promote an event he's speaking at. Big deal. And no, I wouldn't care if Bush Sec did it either.

    It was a polite invitation -- no "urging" or mandatory... so save the righteous indignation hackery.



    This is who they should be fired -- the idiot employee at the DoE that can't even read.
    Sounds like some little troll down in the mail room doesn't like his job or his boss.

    Typical WA Examiner spin -- it's humorous how easily you guys fall for this stuff.
    He can't use his office to even invite people. It is a violation of the Hatch Act. And no, I don't have a political axe to grind either. A few Bush employees did the same thing when he was on office, and I called for their heads on a platter too. Illegal is illegal, no matter who is in office.
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    Re: Education secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally

    And I don't believe that for one ****ing second. I'd take 10-1 odds that if a Bush appointee had invited 4000 subordinates to attend a Sarah Palin rally, there would be 100 posts about how he was disgracing America.
    That is because listening to Palin speak is akin to torture, and we all know how that whole fiasco went down with the administration.
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