|November 20, 2004||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Linda Schrenko
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Well, Linda Schrenko looked like a million bucks when she entered the federal court house in Atlanta this week.
Actually, wearing her fur-trimmed jacket and sporting a face-lift, you might say Schrenko looked like $614,000 bucks. That's the amount of money she is charged with embezzling from federal and education funds while she served as the Superintendent of Georgia schools.
The once rising Republican star smiled at the cameras as she faced a 16-count federal indictment for stealing our money and using it -- for among other things -- the cosmetic surgery behind her 54-year-old youthful Republican grin.
The former teacher jumped on the GOP bandwagon in 1994, becoming the first woman elected to statewide office in the peach state. She was re-elected in 1998, as voters were unaware that she allegedly had her hand in the taxpayers' cookie jar.
And the money the government charges her with stealing came from funds for the education of children. We guess Ms. Schrenko will just defend herself by claiming that she was following George W. Bush's example of leaving every child behind.
The head of the Georgia Republican Party says, Schrenko "had a lot of support from the Christian conservatives in the Republican Party, both in her gubernatorial run and in her tenure as school superintendent." You could feel the love between the radical right creationists and Schrenko. After all, she wanted Bible classes in public schools and she once warned Georgian parents not to join the PTA because it was supposedly too liberal and, aghast, said that it supported gay rights.
You know, George W. Bush must feel nothing but "compassionate conservatism" towards the martyred Ms. Schrenko, now bankrupt and divorced. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
If Bush's new appointment to head the Department of Education doesn't work out, he's found the right replacement in Ms. Schrenko. Considering how little Bush reads, he'll need all the Hooked on Phonics tapes he can get his hands on. The only question is, can a Republican former school teacher head a federal agency from behind bars?
If so, she's a ringer for a Bush appointee, because there's nothing that Bush likes more than thieves, liars and hypocritical christians. Congratulations Linda Schrenko, you're this week's GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL