Theophilus on Armstrong Williams

I haven’t been following the Armstrong Williams deal very closely. But I know that he is accused of promoting the “No Child Left Behind” act in exchange for undisclosed money from the Education Department. It seems like a pretty indefensible thing to do.

Theophilus agrees, and he’s done a lot more thinking than I have about it.

All this week, I’ve read and listened to various tortured attempts to defend the indefensible — in this case, Armstrong Williams and his deal with the Education Department to shill for the No Child Left Behind Act in his columns, for money, without feeling the need to tell anyone he was doing it. Some defenses have been more tortured than others, but just about all of them have logic, reason and common sense up there on the rack and are pulling on the wheel.

Well said.

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