Friday, November 17, 2006

Ingraham and Keroack

>From Think Progress:

On election day, ThinkProgress posted audio of right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham urging her listeners to obstruct efforts to protect voting rights by jamming a free voter protection hotline.

Yesterday in a Senate Judiciary Commmittee hearing, Pat Leahy (D-VT) asked Wan Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, whether his department would be investigating Ingraham’s phone jamming. Kim said Ingraham’s actions sounded like a “voter fraud scheme,” but that they didn’t fall under his division’s responsibilities, which cover “voter access.”

See the video at Think Progress.

Laura Ingraham should be ashamed of herself. Hopefully, Leahy will be able to find the proper department to prosecute Ingraham.

>I heard about this next story on Al Franken's radio show today. From Raw Story:
President Bush will appoint an anti-birth control advocate of abstinence to oversee funding for reproductive clinics next Monday, RAW STORY has learned.

Dr. Keroack is a Board Certified OB/GYN who is pro-life, opposes birth control, and favors abstinence-only education.....

....Family planning advocates are critical of the decision.
"The appointment of anti-birth control, anti-sex education advocate Dr. Eric Keroack to oversee the nation’s family planning program," said Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, "is striking proof that the Bush Administration remains dramatically out of step with the nation’s priorities."
She did not say what those priorities are, but a recent poll indicates that 53 percent of all adults are pro-choice...

Seriously, where does Bush find this backward-thinking people? Does he have a list with all of the dimwits on it?????