Friday, October 06, 2006


"It's very serious work."

Or not. The story of DeWine's AWOL status at SIC meetings is getting worse:
The issue was fueled Thursday by a telephone news conference held by the Brown campaign. Among those on the call was Rand Beers, a counterterrorism expert who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Reagan, Clinton and both Bushes. Once described by the Washington Post as unassuming and a lifelong bureaucrat, Beers resigned five days before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. Within two months he became an adviser to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

Beers said that in his talks with committee staff members, he was told that DeWine's attendance record at classified meetings was about the same as at its public hearings. He said the staff members told him that DeWine "is not particularly an active member."


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