Bizarro Nation

Washington Post:

The Bush administration again has appointed a chief of family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who has been critical of contraception.

Susan Orr, most recently an associate commissioner in the Administration for Children and Families, was appointed Monday to be acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs. She will oversee $283 million in annual grants to provide low-income families and others with contraceptive services, counseling and preventive screenings.

In a 2001 article in The Washington Post, Orr applauded a Bush proposal to stop requiring all health insurance plans for federal employees to cover a broad range of birth control. “We’re quite pleased, because fertility is not a disease,” said Orr, then an official with the Family Research Council.

I keep thinking of a line from “Addams Family Values.”

Debbie: These Addams men, where do you find them?

Morticia: It has to be damp.

Well, turn over a couple more rocks, and you can find Bush appointees.

9 thoughts on “Bizarro Nation

  1. Family Research Council? Wow, that’s a point of light on one’s resume. Another alum is Ted Haggard, connoisseur of methamphetamine and male prostitutes.

    If these people really did come out of Gomez and Morticia’s cellar, we’d be a lot better off.

  2. Considering the World War III reference from the shrub, Jane tags it perfectly: We’re ruled by moral pygmies.

    Keith wondering tonight whether or not shrubbie’s faculties are intact considering he seems to be working off of “some fundementalist armagedon checklist”. You know, burn the global village to save it!

    Idiots one and all.

  3. Another appointee another toady

    Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from Mukasey’s home state of New York, said he already had heard the answer he wanted in a private meeting with Mukasey a day earlier. Schumer said he asked the nominee, “Will you have the courage to look squarely into the eyes of the president of the United States and tell him ‘no,’ if that is your best legal and ethical judgment?”

    Mukasey, Schumer said, replied: “Absolutely. That is what I am there for.”

    Another Bush appointee- you know the question Schumer should ask is ” Will you be able to look David Addington in the eye and say no?”

  4. A couple of more rocks? ? ?

    Any stone, any pebble, no matter how small can be hiding one of these lunatic-fringe whackos.

  5. I was watching CNN and was pleased to see that this appointment was getting the mainstream ridicule it deserves.

  6. All,
    You know what the funny thing is? I actually “Googled” Lorena Bobbit – to make sure I had the name right! And, still I wrote “Elena,”
    DOH!!! 🙂

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