March 30, 2006

SLUSH FUND BABY:

Reiner Quits First 5 Panel: The move comes amid accusations that the state commission founded by the producer was using tax money to aid his preschool initiative. (Dan Morain, March 30, 2006, LA Times)

Hollywood producer Rob Reiner resigned Wednesday as chairman of a state commission he founded seven years ago to aid children, amid accusations that the commission used tax money to boost his new political campaign.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 30, 2006 12:40 PM
Comments

Meathead misused $23 million taxpayer dollars and calls for his head came from both parties. My guess is his resignation was sort of a plea bargain - I'll quit if you don't prosecute.

Think you or I could get that kind of deal if we ripped off taxpayers for $23 million? Good riddance anyway.

Posted by: Michael at March 30, 2006 12:57 PM

Climate of corruption, anyone? Where does it truly reside?

Posted by: obc at March 30, 2006 1:56 PM

Time to go back to hiding out at Imglick's Lodge, Sheldn.

Posted by: John at March 30, 2006 3:44 PM

"Stand by Me" was a good movie. Now days of course kids can't have unstructured time, but back in the eighties before education finally swallowed childhood, people thought children on an adventure was a good idea.

Too bad, he was a good director. Morality does not follow Art I guess.

Posted by: exclab at March 30, 2006 9:55 PM
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