According to USA Today, the Department of Education paid a commentator to promote “No Child Left Behind”. This is definitely not good for the Department of Education or Bush. If Bush knew about the payments taking place and supported them then technically this is an impeachable offense.
However, I do not like to jump to conclusions on these things. For one, it is not exactly known what part of the Department of Education the money came from and there are no specifics on who exactly made the payment.
Trent Duffy, the Whitehouse spokesman, had no comment on the issue stating that they (the White House) are not involved in the Education Department’s contracts.
It will definitely be interesting to see where this goes and what the investigation turns up.