Friday, October 14, 2005

Quack, Quack

I received email this week from MoveOn wanting me to sign a petition urging the removal of Stewart Simonson from his political appointment. Then I ran across this cartoon. This moring I found this...

Stewart Simonson
Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Emergency Preparedness, Department of Health and Human Services

According to his official biography, Stewart Simonson is the Health and Human Services Department's point man "on matters related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies." Hopefully, he has taken crash courses on smallpox and avian flu, because, prior to joining HHS in 2001, Simonson's background was not in public health, but ... public transit. He'd previously been a top official at the delay-plagued, money-hemorrhaging passenger rail company Amtrak. Before that, he was an adviser to Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, specializing in crime and prison policy. When Thompson became HHS secretary in 2001, he hired Simonson as a legal adviser and promoted him to his current post shortly before leaving the Department last year. Simonson's biography boasts that he "supervised policy development for Project BioShield," a program designed to speed the manufacture of crucial vaccines and antidotes. "That effort, however, has by most accounts bogged down and shown few results," The Washington Post reported last month.


At 9:04 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

What is really distrubing is that it is TRUE. Look who is in charge!



At 10:28 AM, Blogger ConnieJane said...

Right you are, STB. I just posted additional information that makes it even more disturbing. Apparently there are Michael Browns all over the place in the shurb's camp.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Blogzie said...

I'm getting my flu shot on Monday, but then I get one every year.

I really think (and hope) that this bird flu scare are just more diversion tatics.

What will kill us all is three more years of Georgie Porgie and his pals.


At 8:44 PM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

So true Blogzie!

Yes GFF...RQM is being very quiet about today!


At 9:51 AM, Blogger dondon009 said...

Did somebody just say three more years...... it's seems like he's been around soooooooo long!

The more I read, the more amazed I am at the number of positions that have been filled in this administration by people who are totally unaware of/have no knowledge of/are completely unprepaerd for the responsibilities of their positions.

The Bush administration IS the bird flu!


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