Personnel IS Policy
Regular Guy Paul writes regarding what President-elect Obama's recent political appointments might tell us about his culture-of-death agenda:
... But another political axiom I've been told is that "personnel IS policy." That is, you can tell what a politician will do by his choice of people to surround himself. If that's so, then the news for those hoping for a quick withdrawal from Iraq may soon be dashed. And those trying to convince us that the Morning's Minion Freedom of Choice Act is a mere Phantom-FOCA may be foiled even sooner:(emphasis added by Paul)As you read through the list of Barack Obama's Cabinet and agency head picks, recall that Planned Parenthood, NARAL and EMILY's List promised to spend $30 million combined to defeat John McCain.[More]
It's payback time, and the pro-abort chickens are coming home to roost.
Wait – bad cliché choice. Liberal feminist chicks make their living by anti-roosting.The pro-abort chickens are coming home to loot. That's better.
There's Ellen Moran, who will be leaving her job as executive director of EMILY's List to serve as Obama's communications director.
And there's NARAL's former legal director, Dawn Johnsen, who Obama nabbed for his Department of Justice review team.
On Monday, Obama named Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as his homeland security secretary. If you visit the Planned Parenthood Action Fund website, you'll see a very nice photo of Napolitano snapped in August when she "stopped by" its Denver headquarters to "show her support" for Planned Parenthood's One Million Strong voter campaign.
Last week, Obama named Melody Barnes to head his Domestic Policy Council. She previously served on the boards of Planned Parenthood and EMILY's List.
Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, passed Planned Parenthood and NARAL muster by earning consistent 100 percent voting records from both as a congressman. He got extra credit for voting against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban three times.
Speaking of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Obama's new secretary of health and human services, Tom Daschle, blocked it from even getting an up-or-down vote during his stint as Senate majority leader. Daschle is a rabid pro-abort who also detests abstinence education and supports nationalized health care, i.e., taxpayer-funded abortions.
Then there is Alta Charo, Obama's new ethics adviser. Charo has ties to the human embryo experimentation industry so, surprise, supports federally funded embryonic research. She also opposes conscience rights of health care professionals to refuse to participate in abortion. There's ethics for you.
And I cannot forget Hillary Clinton, Obama's new secretary of state, who famously competed with him for title of most pro-abortion presidential candidate during the primaries, causing a rift between feminists and the abortion industry. No worries. Fight over...