Richard Perle is now in<$Ad$> yet more hot water
over the fact that he wrote an OpEd in the Wall Street Journal
supporting the tanker deal now at the center of the Pentagon-Boeing procurement scandal. The reason for the heated water, as we noted yesterday
, is the fact that Boeing was a big investor in his 'Trireme Partners.'
But tucked away down in the final graf of this article
on the story in the Financial Times
is this little nugget ...
Internal Boeing e-mails portray a lobbying campaign the company undertook to have "friends on the Hill" and "think tanks" drum up support for the deal. One Boeing e-mail refers to an Op-Ed article in support of the company by retired Admiral Archie Clemins as being "ghost-written".
I'd say what we might have here is another thread pointing in the direction of the never-truly-busted-open OpEd Payola scandal, which we'll revisit soon.