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Tillman Hearing Today


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The House Government Oversight Committee has a hearing scheduled for 10:00 am ET on the Tillman death and the odd habit of the Pentagon to leak out bits and pieces of facts along with wholly false blather.  Should be an interesting morning, to say the least.

RawStory reports that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may have changed his mind, and may appear at the hearing after all.   And AP has a story on the latest finger-pointing in the saga — at a three star general who has now been censured. 

If you haven’t already read this piece from Pat Tillman’s brother, you really should.  I am stuck at the airport on the way to Chicago, and the WiFi here is intermittent — so if folks are watching the hearing, pick a point person in the comments to liveblog a bit.  And then everyone else please hold back from commenting too much or you’ll crash the site.  (Please be kind to the moderators and don’t do that.  Thanks!) 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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