In a story in the Los Angeles Times today, Dr. Richard Carmona, the first surgeon general in the current Bush ideologic dictatorship, says the Bushies corrupted the office of the surgeon general.
“Anything that doesn’t fit into the political appointees’ ideological, theological or political agenda is ignored, marginalized, or simply buried.”
Carmona said he was told to stand down from playing an educational role [in stem cell research] because a decision had already been made. He also said administration appointees who reviewed the text of his speeches deleted from them references to stem cell research.
Likewise, on the issue of preventing teen pregnancy, Carmona said he was not allowed to deviate from the administration’s position that abstinence was the best approach. In fact, he said, he believes a variety of approaches are needed, including contraception for sexually active teens. The administration did not want to hear the science, but wanted to preach, Carmona said.
Yeah, we can’t have science and facts and evidence screwing up the Neanderthal ideology of President Monkey Boy and his minions.
But it gets more interesting. In two days a Senate committee will consider the Monkey Boy’s nomination of Dr. James W. Holsinger, Jr., to succeed Carmona. Holsinger is famed for his anti-gay views. I suspect that soon after his accession to the post of SG he will hand down a ruling that homosexuality is a disease that can be treated by a vaccine to be invented sometime in the future by an enlightened religious fundamentalist. In the meantime try not to breathe the same air as anyone you suspect is gay.
Anyone out there remember what Hitler and the Nazis did to science and reason? Beginning to look familiar?
Let’s get those mythical Halliburton detention centers open, dudes! Get those Muslims and gays and retarded and liberal and evolution-believing folk into them before America is destroyed.