Friday, November 17, 2006



Fresh from announcing that he's re-submitting a gaggle of already rejected right-wing extremists as judicial nominees, the stories about Bush's new-found bi-partisan nature are blossoming all over Washington. There's even talk that he may shove Rove out the door to signal his embrace of a new concept he thought of: "I'm a unitah, not a dividah." (Although in an interview yesterday with James Moore, author of Bush's Brain and The Architect, Keith Olbermann suggests it could be Abramoff-related corruption and ethics concerns that could be Rove's undoing.)

For now, though, the Rovian instinct for jugular partisanship and pitbull attack, still dominates White House policies... completely. Take for example Bush's bipartisan nomination as head of the family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services, a clearly unacceptable loon who has would have less of a chance of being confirmed than Rumsfeld would have as the next Supreme Court nominee-- except the post doesn't require confirmation by the Senate.

A far right extremist and loony fanatic, Eric Keroack considers contraceptives "demeaning to women" and, presumably that is the kind of advice on matters of reproductive health and adolescent pregnancy he will be giving his new boss, Mike Leavitt. Today's Washington Post points out that Keroack "will oversee $283 million in annual family-planning grants that, according to HHS, are 'designed to provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them with priority given to low-income persons.'"

The announcement pissed off family-planning advocates as, no doubt, it was meant to. "Marilyn Keefe, interim president of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, which represents 4,000 family-planning clinics, said Keroack's work 'seems to really be geared toward furthering anti-choice, anti-contraception policies.' She added that despite the congressional election results, the appointment 'goes to show you the importance of controlling the White House and how important federal agencies are in the delivery of health services'... Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called Keroack's appointment 'striking proof that the Bush administration remains dramatically out of step with the nation's priorities.'"


At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Criminal insanity. It is coming. At least the insanity part. Popularity continues to drop. Karl maybe on his way out.

Denial and moves likek this just support incompetence.

There is no right wing base to appeal to anymore, they are scattering too.

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, if Rove goes, that leaves just about nobody from his Texas days besides Bartlett and Miers in the White House to babysit him....

Don't look now, but if Karl goes, it means that Shrub isn't just a lame duck, he's a figurehead -- that Pappy will be running things....

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

Anon 3:17,
If you are pro-life, why are you for the war? How can you be for all the killing and death?

At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anon:

Pro-life? It's anti-choice and definatively "anti-woman". Which, I'd bet the farm on that you are not.

I am so tired of men preaching to all about the evils of abortion. Having never had to worry about one, they have no concept of the pain and suffering involved. They wouldn't be able to handle it, anyway.

Grow up, MORON. The far-right preaches against abortion because it fits their attempt to keep woman marginalized. End of story.

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gah- preview is my friend.

"The far-right preaches against abortion because it fits their attempt to keep woman marginalized." SHOULD BE: "A WOMAN"

I hope you could still tell what I meant, Moron.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger john said...

Re: Frankly, the Dems finally ran a smart election and reaped the benefits."

Not really. You and your sociopathic lying weasel friends just didn't count on so many of us turning out to vote (or so many people seeing the atrocity of what this regime has been doing) so you didn't rig the vote enough. How dare you tell us what you think we feel deep down inside. Get in touch with your own feelings and issues and go back to your little right wing nut case shows and sites you moron.

At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freedom of speech... makes sense.

I get all my posts erased. Good thing you guys get both perspectives!

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember the blog claiming to be balanced. However, te weight needed to counterbalance the catastrophic right wing presidency is so great, that not even we can begin to tip it by ourselves.

We just add our small part.


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