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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Nosy newspaper shafted Chris Comer

I am actually starting to feel a little sorry for Chris Comer. Really I am. IMO she should have just gotten a slap on the wrist. She tried to leave her job quietly, but a nosy newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman, used the Freedom of Information Act to pry into her privacy and expose her. She now has a widespread public image as a troublemaker who won't follow rules, and that image may make it difficult for her to find another job or maybe return to her old job.

Here is what the Texas Citizens for Science reported:

Texas Citizens for Science has known about the forced resignation of Texas Education Agency (TEA) Director of Science Chris Comer since November 6, but planned to keep this knowledge private until Chris's administrative leave was over. Chris was forced to agree to a public non-disclosure or no-comment policy regarding her termination from TEA. I can attest that Chris has said nothing publicly, although dozens of people and reporters knew about the forced resignation from the beginning from sources within the TEA. The Austin American-Statesman (see news article below) got around this policy by using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and have the TEA give them the relevant documents to write their story. Several reporters have had this story since November 9, but held back in respect to Chris Comer's wishes. (emphasis added)

Also, it is particularly fishy that the Texas Citizens for Science got advance inside information about Comer's resignation.

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Anonymous Sardine said...

Also, it is particularly fishy that the Texas Citizens for Science got advance inside information about Comer's resignation.

Why is this fishy?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> Why is this fishy? <<<<<<

You don't think it's fishy that they had access to confidential information? You are a real weirdo.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 2:55:00 PM  

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