Monday, October 03, 2005

Bennett loses a job
Unfortunately, it's not his radio show.
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- K12 Inc. today announced that William J. Bennett has resigned as an employee, and as Chairman and member of the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. K12 Inc. said the Board accepted his resignation, thanking him for his contributions to the company. K12 Inc. said that it has no relationship with, or involvement in, Dr. Bennett's radio program. The opinions expressed by Dr. Bennett on his radio program are his and his alone.

Dr. Bennett, in a separate statement said: "I am in the midst of a political battle based on a coordinated campaign willfully distorting my views, my record, and my statements. Given the controversy surrounding the remarks I made on my radio show, I am stepping down from my positions at K12, so that neither the mission of the company, nor its children, are affected, distracted, or harmed in any way."

K12 is a company that produces home-schooling products.

As one of the people picking on the poor, martyred Mr. Bennett, I'd like to point out that there is no coordination to this campaign at all. It's a completely grassroots campaign. It's an example of synchronicity. We all woke up the other day and thought, "today would be a good day to willfully distort Bill Bennett's views, record, and statements." Sometimes, it just works that way. And sometimes people with addiction problems are unable to take responsibility for their words and actions, develop persecution complexes, and act like big crybabies in public.

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