News you may have missed #362 (sex & politics edition)

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4 Responses to News you may have missed #362 (sex & politics edition)

  1. Dr. Monkey says:

    Stealing state secrets is the little known part of the gay agenda.

  2. Van says:

    OT: Illinois Senate candidate admits claim about military award was inaccurate

    “The Republican candidate for President Obama’s old Senate seat has admitted to inaccurately claiming he received the U.S. Navy’s Intelligence Officer of the Year award for his service during NATO’s conflict with Serbia in the late 1990s.

    Rep. Mark Kirk, a Navy reservist who was elected to Congress in 2001, acknowledged the error in his official biography after The Washington Post began looking into whether he had received the prestigious award, which is given by top Navy officials to a single individual annually.

    The Post’s inquiries were sparked by complaints from a representative of state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Kirk’s Democratic opponent in the Illinois Senate race.

    Cmdr. Danny Hernandez, the Navy’s assistant chief of information, said for several days last week that he was having trouble finding records to clarify the matter. Then on Friday, he said Kirk, an Appropriations Committee member who co-chairs an electronic warfare working group, had changed his Web site to incorporate a different account of the award.

    The association’s Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award celebrates “the exceptional achievements of an outstanding Naval Intelligence career professional,” but the citation in 2000 contains no mention of Kirk and instead designates the entire Intelligence Division Electronic Attack Wing at Aviano.

    Kirk, whose campaign has emphasized his military service as a reservist, similarly misstated the award during a House committee hearing in March 2002. In a remark recorded by C-Span, he said, “I was the Navy’s Intelligence Officer of the Year,” an achievement he depicted as providing special qualifications to discuss national security spending.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/29/AR2010052903029.html?hpid=topnews

  3. Marco says:

    Sounds like the CIA should have considered outsourcing video production to the BND.

  4. intelNews says:

    The above post just won the “funniest comment of the week” award. [JF]

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