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Old 07-11-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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Surgeon General Says Bush Politics Trumped Science. Duh.

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Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona told a Congressional panel Tuesday that top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of political considerations.

The administration, Dr. Carmona said, would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental and global health issues. Top officials delayed for years and tried to “water down” a landmark report on secondhand smoke, he said. Released last year, the report concluded that even brief exposure to cigarette smoke could cause immediate harm.

Dr. Carmona said he was ordered to mention President Bush three times on every page of his speeches. He also said he was asked to make speeches to support Republican political candidates and to attend political briefings.

And administration officials even discouraged him from attending the Special Olympics because, he said, of that charitable organization’s longtime ties to a “prominent family” that he refused to name.

“I was specifically told by a senior person, ‘Why would you want to help those people?’ ” Dr. Carmona said.

The Special Olympics is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations to benefit disabled people, and the Kennedys have long been deeply involved in it.

When asked after the hearing if that “prominent family” was the Kennedys, Dr. Carmona responded, “You said it. I didn’t.”
Heckuva job!
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And administration officials even discouraged him from attending the Special Olympics because, he said, of that charitable organization’s longtime ties to a “prominent family” that he refused to name.
He wouldn't be allowed to see Dubya in the pole vault?
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Way to go
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oh give me a break. this horse raddish. find me a real news item and let's talk. this is such bull.
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oh give me a break. this horse raddish. find me a real news item and let's talk. this is such bull.
You don't think the article is real, or that the issue just isn't worth talking about?
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oh give me a break. this horse raddish. find me a real news item and let's talk. this is such bull.
Why? Because Rush or Bill didn't have it on their shows?
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You don't think the article is real, or that the issue just isn't worth talking about?
i don't believe this article at all.
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When did we get a new moderator in here telling us what is and isn't a news item worthy of discussion?
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oh give me a break. this horse raddish. find me a real news item and let's talk. this is such bull.
It's only showing how close he US is to becoming something out of a George Orwell novel.
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When did we get a new moderator in here telling us what is and isn't a news item worthy of discussion?
nowhere do i say it can't be discussed, i just don't believe it.
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i don't believe this article at all.
Why not?
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i don't believe this article at all.
Why because Tucker didn't state it?
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I saw it on CNN today when I was eating lunch. I suppose if Fox airs it, then you will believe it?
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It was a pretty in depth report on NBC Nightly News last night I believe Chip Reid reported it



ETA: Not surprising at all, just par for the course for this administration. Shameful, really.
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I think this part in particular:

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he was ordered to mention President Bush three times on every page of his speeches
is hilarious because it really smacks of standard operating procedure during Communism.

And really it isn't surprising given what the NASA and NOAA former bigwigs testified to.
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