Remember Ken Tomlinson?

You know, the former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting? He resigned last year amidst a cloud of controversy and allegations. Here’™s what the State Department investigation turned up:

State Department investigators have concluded that Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries, improperly [...]

Commentary By: sukabi

You know, the former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting? He resigned last year amidst a cloud of controversy and allegations. Here’™s what the State Department investigation turned up:

State Department investigators have concluded that Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries, improperly hired a friend on the public payroll for nearly $250,000 over two and a half years, according to a summary of their report made public this afternoon by Democratic Congressional staff members.

They also said that Mr. Tomlinson, whose job puts him in charge of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, used his government office for personal business, including running a ï–¿–½horse racing operationï–¿–½ in which he supervised a stable of thoroughbreds he named after leaders from Afghanistan, including President Hamid Karzai and the late Ahmed Shah Massoud, that have raced at tracks across the United States.

Running a horse racing operation through his office?!?!? Chances are that included a bit of gambling, don’™t you think?

But don’™t worry about Ol’™ Ken, the Justice Department isn’™t going to prosecute him ‘” and he has Bush’™s full support.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 by Richard Blair |

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