Well who can say they are surprised at this point (more Bullshit-R-Us).
Just for a point of reference the Surgeon General of the United States is charged with the following (this from the Surgeon General's website)
The Surgeon General serves as America's chief health educator by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The Surgeon General is appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate for a 4-year term of office. In carrying out all responsibilities, the Surgeon General reports to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who is the principal advisor to the Secretary on public health and scientific issues.
Let me rephrase the salient point in bold "The Surgeon General serves as America's chief health educator by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury."
Seems reasonable enough but apparently Dr. Richard Carmona was prevented from expressing sound justifiable scientifically supported opinions regarding issues that President Bush's policies are at odds with. Take for example sex education and abstinence. His holiness, president Bush, has embraced an abstinence only policy, a carry over from his gubernatorial days in Texas. Dr. Cameron states that he was not allowed to promote comprehensive sex education that only included abstinence. In Texas, abstinence only policies that were initiated have since been shown to be failed policies. But never one to take data and evidence over blind faith, Bush has tried to push national and international abstinence only poicies. Worse, he has inhibited professional discussion of sex education by his own Surgeon General. Bush doesnt want to surround himself with the best, get the best possible advice, make hard decision, and live with the results of those decisions. No, Bush surrounds himself with yes-men (either voluntary yes-men or coerced yes-men), gets advice that confirms he is right, makes the decision he was going to make anyway, and makes sure the results of those decisions are always good at least in his own mind. I have said it before and Ill say it again: Bush is not a leader, Bush is a coward. Anyone who has to hide contradictory evidence and suppress dissent does not have good policies. Even if reality was wrong and Bush was right, by being unwilling to stand tall in the face of opposition he is not fit to be president. In fact, those qualities are better suited for anonymous blog trolls than president.
So, I can almost understand how this ideologue got reelected, I cannot understand why this country isnt at the door of the white house protesting for his resignation. Bush is a crank in every sense of the word (I would use the term fanatic, but Bush is beyond that at this point) and sadly his actions affect directly and indirectly every person in this country and many people globally. Even sadder, his actions will continue affecting people for years after this fiasco of an administration is gone.
What if we done the Schrodinger's cat experiment?
4 hours ago in Doc Madhattan