Further evidence of the politics-first-who-gives-a-ratsass-about science or health mentality of some of the Bush acolytes, former Surgeon General Carmona had the audacity to write a speech about how the world’s health was our concern because boundaries are meaningless when it comes to disease. Apparently the speech didn’t have its share of rah-rah-sis-boom-bah all hail the name of Bush, because it got throttled by the non-doctor, non-scientist who gets to control things like these.
If the President’s name was Clinton and his surgeon general had wanted to report that condom programs in Africa really aren’t that effective and some political lackey took the words ‘aren’t that’ and changed then to ‘are’ and then proceeded to add that Clinton should be mentioned in the speech supporting all that good in American foreign policy, the screams and cries of the right-wing radio crowd would still be reverberating.
What I would like to know is if any one of the dwindling crowd that actually supports the current Bush can justify this behavior?
Instead of attacking the former Surgeon General isn’t there someone in the White House with the balls to say ‘We were wrong’? The mantra of taking responsibility for ones own actions seems to disappear in the rarefied air of the White house as fast as the bars on my phone down here in the mountains of north Georgia.