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Extra! Idaho Super-Elect Luna Inflated Resume

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Tom Luna, the incoming head of the state’s public school system, misrepresented his position with the U.S. Department of Education on his resume during his successful campaign this fall. In a biography on his Web site and a resume provided to Idaho Public Television for its campaign debate series, Luna wrote that he was “Appointed Senior Adviser to Secretary of Education Rod Paige by President George W. Bush.” However, Luna was not appointed by President Bush, said Bill Hansen, the former Deputy Secretary of Education and Luna’s immediate supervisor at the department — Jesse Harlan Alderman, Associated Press.

DFO: Hey, don’t look at us. When we endorsed Democrat Jana Jones, we said Luna wasn’t qualified for the job b/c he wasn’t credentialed to teach or administer at an Idaho school. Now, it appears he fudges the truth, too.

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