I just got around to reading last week's column and loved the 'straight update,' especially his rant about the religious right lobbying to shelve the HPV vaccine, in spite of the fact that it will save lives:
Who ultimately gets to determine the government's position on the HPV vaccine? Thanks to George W. Bush, the Christian fundies do.
From The Washington Post: "The jockeying [around the HPV vaccine] reflects the growing influence social conservatives, who had long felt overlooked by Washington, have gained on a broad spectrum of policy issues under the Bush administration. In this case, a former member of the conservative group Focus on the Family serves on the federal panel that is playing a pivotal role in deciding how the vaccine is used."
"W" stands for women, he told us when he ran for president. But George W. Bush never said anything about standing for live women.
The right-wingers, the fundies, and the sex-phobes don't just have it in for the queers. They're coming for your asses too.