Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Missing Bush?

Has it really come to this? Long-time AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves tells the New York Times, regarding President Obama's response to HIV/AIDS: “I’m holding my nose as I say this, but I miss George W Bush. On AIDS, he really stepped up. He did a tremendous thing. Now, to have this happen under Obama is really depressing.”

The article describes the dismal response by this administration to the epidemic and lays part of the blame at the feet of Rahm Emanuel's brother:

AIDS advocates complained bitterly that they had been betrayed and that the Bush administration’s best legacy was being gutted — and they blame a doctor and budget adviser who is also the brother of the White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.