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No Crony Left Behind

By Alexander Russo — November 02, 2007 1 min read

Over at the Huffington Post, comedian Bill Maher rips on President Bush for always making sure that his policy ideas benefit his friends and allies financially: “In the next fifteen months, President Bush has to perform at least one act that doesn’t make money for someone he knows. Take “No Child Left Behind.” At first it just looked like gentle empty bullshit, a way to neutralize the Democrats edge with voters on education issues...It made Lady Bird Johnson’s wild-flowers-by-the-highways project look like the fucking Marshall Plan. Except, like all Bush ideas, there was more to it.” (No Crony Left Behind)

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