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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gambling on Abstinence Education

posted by on June 12 at 11:30 AM

From ABC News:

An organization that promotes sexual abstinence for teens received a federal grant of over a million dollars, twice what it had requested, despite the skepticism Department of Justice staffers had about the group and the fact that it refused to participate in a congressionally mandated study.

So why did the Best Friends Foundation receive the grant from the Justice Department’s juvenile justice office even though dozens of competing organizations were rated higher by the office’s own reviewers? Current and former staffers say it was because of Best Friends’ powerful president and founder, Elayne Bennett.

Not only is Bennett the wife of Bill Bennett, a former Reagan and Bush administration official and conservative political commentator, but she is also personally close to the chief administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), J. Robert Flores.

Where to start?

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And she gives good blow-jobs too. . . .

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | June 12, 2008 11:34 AM

I would start with a lawsuit.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 12, 2008 11:40 AM

Rent seeking FTW!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2008 11:49 AM

222 days left.

Posted by Mike of Renton | June 12, 2008 11:50 AM

I'm all out of rage for these people. I mean, I wouldn't expect anything else out of these dirty, corrupt sons of bitches.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | June 12, 2008 12:07 PM

And this is the same govt agency that will be distressed when the abstinence kids get pregnant, at which point abortions will increase. Stupidity.

Posted by Viking | June 12, 2008 12:33 PM

Ahhh. The whiff of corruption. Just say no money grubbing liars.

Posted by Vince | June 12, 2008 12:48 PM

Disgraceful, but at least it was a pretty small grant. A million would be nice for one person to have, but it won't go very far for any organization.

Posted by GS | June 12, 2008 3:58 PM

Hi, this education of gambling is very important Online gambling allows people to play online gambling games through Internet. This is an easy and more affordable version of visiting casinos, which might not be easy for every one of us.

Posted by Somex | June 19, 2008 9:24 PM

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