Monday, May 29, 2006

'Shady dealings': Duncan aide makes it look like school-for-campaign-cash

"The impression of shady dealings and the possibility that political favors were traded for cash is reinforced by the fact that a key aide to Mr. Duncan, Jerry Pasternak, was dealing with the school issue at the same time he was handling fundraising duties for his boss," the Post continues in its May 28 editorial. "As Mr. Duncan himself told The Post, 'You should not be asking people for contributions if you're negotiating with them.'"