Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Speechless Wednesday

I did not get around to posting a Wordless Wednesday photo today. But I was struck absolutely speechless by an article in the Times this morning:

"WASHINGTON, July 10 — 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."

So, there you have it. The current administration cares more about its own agenda than your health. Take a moment to read it, you'll be mad as hell, but maybe it's time we all got mad.

4 comments:

katiez said...

I known I am the eternal skeptic and pessismist but.... somehow, this comes as no surprise to me.
It's been my opinion that the administration is leaning so far to the religious right that they have no time to consider or listen to the actual science involved in health care, and won't if they don't like what it says.
Glad you pointed out the article!
I shall step off my soapbox now.... and get back to my kitchen...

Alison said...

Yeah. Yeah. Each time I read an article like this, my shoulders just sag lower and lower. Then I get mad, and my back straightens right up. I think that politics has become such a sport for so many, that folks in charge actually don't believe that it matters -- it's about the sport, it's about winning, that's it.

The Expatriate Chef said...

I think my soapbox is in my kitchen! I just want us all to wake up and say "No more!" To get back involved. But then, we're the choir on that!

jen said...

is it sad that it's not even rage anymore, but quiet acknowledgement of yet another brick in the wall?

the arrogance of it all astounds me.