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April 25, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Bill Gates says: Vote for Ed

Who is Ed?

Is he the reason Bill Gates opted not to run for president?

Gates and fellow billionaire Eli Broad are pouring $60 million into the “Ed in ’08” political campaign.

The Ed in ’08 Web site has a guy’s picture, but it belongs to Roy, a former Los Angeles school superintendent chairing the campaign.

Actually Ed is short for education, a topic that Gates and Broad want to be emphasized in the 2008 presidential election.

Ed in 08” is the slogan for their political group, Strong American Schools.

A sample Gates quote, from his foundation’s announcement today:

“Each year more than 1 million students drop out of high school. That’s one child every 29 seconds. We all must demand that candidates and our leaders share their opinions and policies on how our country will offer all young people Strong American Schools.”

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