Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I'll see your scientifically-illiterate anti-environmentalist, and raise you an anti-choice, fundamentalist whackjob.
I swear, it's almost like Stephen Harper and George Bush are having a contest to see who can appoint the most hideously inappropriate, howlingly incompetent wingnut to a position of power.
Down south, we had a Bible-whomping, evangelical lunatic as the former Attorney General, followed by one who thought torture was just peachy keen and that the Geneva Conventions were both "obsolete" and "quaint."
Not to be outdone, PMS appointed a Minister of Justice who pleaded guilty to election finance overspending, a Foreign Affairs Minister whose talent at diplomacy is even worse than mine at subtlety, and an Environment Minister who is a documented liar.
But Commander Codpiece is not going to take this lying down as he raises in a big way, appointing a new chief of family planning at the Department of Health and Human Services who is an avowed pro-lifer who does not believe in birth control and is convinced there is a link between abortion and breast cancer.
You have to admit, that last appointment is going to be tough to beat in terms of sheer, unadulterated wingnuttery. Steve? Your move.