Nepotism Alive and Well

Re "Public Payroll: a Family Affair," Commentary, Jan. 13: Let's see now. Former Sen. Frank Murkowski's (R-Alaska) daughter to the Senate; Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter to the State Department; Cheney's son-in-law to the Office of Management and Budget; Secretary of State Colin Powell's son to the Federal Communications Commission; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's son to the Department of Labor; Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist's daughter to Health and Human Services; Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-Ky.) son a judge; former Sen. Strom Thurmond's (R-S.C.) son a U.S. attorney. This is what President Bush meant by "no child left behind."

Miriam Albert

Thousand Oaks

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