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Michelle Rhee's unsavory past catches up with her

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A congressional report connects Michelle Rhee to unsavory personal accusations involving her now-fiance, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. KJ has been accused of sexual misconduct with young women, and Examiner columnist Byron York writes that Rhee, while serving on the board of Johnson's St. Hope nonprofit, 'learned of the allegations and played the role of a fixer, doing "damage control"' for Johnson. A former St. Hope employee says 'that Rhee told her that "she was making this her number one priority, and she would take care of the situation." A short time later, the employee learned that the girl who had complained about Johnson had received a visit from Johnson's personal attorney.' Allegations against Johnson and St. Hope were first leveled by AmeriCorps' inspector general, who referred the matter to federal prosecutors in California. The L.A. Times reports that Rhee had 'several conversations' with the IG 'in which she made the case for Johnson and the school he ran in Sacramento...[saying] he was "a good guy."' As part of a settlement with St. Hope, the sexual misconduct allegations were not addressed, and the IG was fired by the Obama administration in June. The LAT story notes that Rhee's 'role in the incident may have repercussions among city officials in Washington, where she has developed the profile of a contentious and controversial schools chief.'

I first learned about this from a small DC based blog, it was what clued me in that the education deform crowd were truly evil and must be stopped. These charges have been floating around for months, before the Democratic primary that nominated Johnson and well before the general election that elected him mayor of Sacramento. When people don't want to believe something, they won't believe it.

Rhee is a horrible person and it is a massive indictment of our morally bankrupt political culture that Johnson and Rhee occupy positions of responsibility. We are all Cardinal Law now.

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