Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Dumbing Down Medicine and Science
Dumbya's Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006, Dr. Richard Carmona, testified yesterday before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that he was routinely prohibited from speaking out on public health issues by Bushies who insisted that he stick to their ideological or theological line. The issues included embryonic stem cell research, and abstinence programs. Carmona's admission follows a string of scientists in the government that have pointed to Bush Assministration interference in their work in order to support their political or theological ideology at the expense of science (see global warming, etc.).
Bonus quote: "We need to make people more accountable for their own health . . . everyone should exercise more." - - the Preznit in Cleveland, OH 7/10/07
(photo: Dumbya falling off his daddy's Segway, exclaiming "git me a preacher!").