President Bush's most recent surgeon general accused the administration Tuesday of muzzling him for political reasons on hot-button health issues such as emergency contraception and abstinence-only education.
Dr. Richard Carmona, the nation's 17th surgeon general, told lawmakers that all surgeons general have had to deal with politics but none more so than he.
I know I shouldn't say this, but Jan 2009 can't come fast enough... This administration has screwed up more areas of government than ANY other...
Another report, on global health challenges, was never released after the administration demanded changes that he refused to make, Carmona said.
"I was told this would be a political document or you're not going to release it." Carmona said. "I said it can't be a political document because the surgeon general never releases political documents. I release scientific documents that will help our elected officials and the citizens understand the complex world we live in and what their responsibilities are."
The worse part is that it was obvious it was coming -- all you had to do was look at this guys background: a looser and a drunk until he was 40, then a born-again nut-case.
No wonder the rest of the world thinks we're a bunch of idiots.