April 27, 2009

Swine flu – New York Times fluffing Obama

In talking about how a still partially-filled Obama Cabinet underscored the value of parliamentary government, and the need for it here in the U.S. (a theme I noted at the end of my large post on Smithfield Foods being the likely source of the swine flu in Mexico) I cited THIS NYT story, quoting the last graf:
The outbreak in the United States comes before President Obama has his full health team in place. His nominee for health secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has not yet been confirmed by the Senate, nor has the woman he selected to Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg, a former New York City health commissioner. Mr. Obama has not yet named anyone to run the Centers for Disease Control or the National Institutes of Health.

I then responded: Why do people who should know better continue to defend the horribly antiquated Constitution of the United States?

Uhh, one SLIGHT problem. The Old Gray Lady has now REMOVED that paragraph.

I can only figure it was to fluff Obama.

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