Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Madder and Madder

While we have seen evidence of this continuously since the faux election and most recently in the missive not to talk about polar bears this just really frosts me.
Bush administration officials throughout the government have engaged in White House-directed efforts to stifle, delay or dampen the release of climate change research that casts the White House or its policies in a bad light, says a new report that purports to be the most comprehensive assessment to date of the subject.

Researchers for the non-profit watchdog Government Accountability Project reviewed thousands of e-mails, memos and other documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests and from government whistle-blowers and conducted dozens of interviews with public affairs staff, scientists, reporters and others.

What, other than to protect their buddies in the oil and gas industry, does the White House hope to gain? What about the following oath says lie, distract and otherwise misinform the people of the United States about the most serious threat the nation and world will ever face?
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
I was too disgusted to watch the inauguration...did anyone check to see if Bush's fingers were crossed? Do you think Bush has even ever read the Constitution? Do you think he has even read the first sentence? It might be fun to have Helen Thomas ask him to repeat the first sentence of the Constitution and the next press conference.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
If he can recite it he sure as hell doesn't understand it. [bold is mine]

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