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Monday, January 10, 2005

So What Do You Expect For $240,000?

Armstrong Williams was paid $240,000 by the Department of Education, ostensibly because of all the influence peddled in the African American community. But his book Beyond Blame is currently listed on Amazon with a rank of 771,477, and copies are selling for a paltry 65 cents. Even more pathetic, there are only two customer reviews, and they both sound like they were written by him:

Williams describes a "bad" young black man in Washington DC, who asked for help, and Armstrong wrote him insightful letters, giving ideal advice that, if followed, would "save" the young man and his posterity. I now greatly admire Williams and hope he can communicate his beliefs to many more "Brads" who need this help, who will change their lives for the better.

I have one word for whoever is doing cost/benefit analyses: Google.

(via tbogg)