Yet another Republican in trouble for sexual misdeeds

From RS:

A Republican Congressman’s office is being sued for sexual harassment, according to Roll Call.

“Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.), already enmeshed in the ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) page scandal, now faces a new controversy as a former staffer has sued his office for sexual harassment,” John Bresnahan reports.

Excerpts from Roll Call article:

Elizabeth Scott, Alexander’s former scheduler, claims that Royal Alexander, the Congressman’s chief of staff, “engaged in a course of misconduct” that included “inappropriate sex-based comments, ogling and touching” and “sexual advances,” according to Michael Hoare, Scott’s attorney. Scott told the Congressman of his aide’s alleged improper behavior but the Louisiana Republican took no action to correct the situation, Hoare said. more

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I’m sure that this is going to be blamed on the Dems also. 

Wal-Mart posts fake blog

From CNN:

A public relations firm has revealed that it is behind two blogs that previously appeared to be created by independent supporters of Wal-Mart.

The blogs Working Families for Wal-mart and subsidiary site Paid Critics are written by three employees of PR firm Edelman, for whom Wal-Mart is a paid client, according to information posted on the sites Thursday.

Before Thursday, the authors of the blogs were not disclosed. But Web critics had been skeptical of claims that the blogs were grass-roots efforts, and pushed for greater transparency.

“In response to comments and emails, we’ve added author bylines to blog posts here at forwalmart.com,” said a recent post to the site.

Recent entries on Working Families for Wal-Mart are now attributed to “Miranda,” and a click reveals that this is Miranda Gill, an Edelman employee.

Recent entries on Paid Critics, a site dedicated to drawing links between Wal-mart critics and groups, such as unions, with vested interests are written by Brian and Kate. These are Edelman employees Brian McNeill and Kate Marshall. more

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Is anyone surprised?  Wal-Mart will do anything to keep the edge and beat back criticism.