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Monday, April 30, 2007

Another Bush Clown makes an exit!

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Bush administration's so-called "AIDS Czar," Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias was criticized by some for emphasizing faithfulness and abstinence over condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS.

In a 2004 interview, Tobias explained his approach as "A and B and C. . . Abstinence works. 'Be faithful' works. Condoms work. They all have a role. But it's not a multiple choice, where there is only one answer."

As a top official overseeing global AIDS funding to other countries, Tobias was responsible for enforcing a U.S. policy, enacted during the Bush administration, that requires recipients to swear they oppose prostitution and sex trafficking. USAID adopted a similar policy in 2004.


Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.

Tobias, 65, director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), had previously served as the ambassador for the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief.

A State Department press release late Friday afternoon said only he was leaving for "personal reasons."

On Thursday, Tobias told ABC News he had several times called the "Pamela Martin and Associates" escort service "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage."

5 comments:

cats said...

are you serious! jesus, sweet jesus.

nancy =) said...

once upon a time, in another lifetime, i was an executive secretary at a very very large telecommunications company...and one of the very high level people i supported was randall tobias...another very high level executive that i supported was joe naccio, who very very recently was convicted for insider trading out in denver...

it is a pleasure, all these years later, seeing karma doing some of it's best work...

the corporate world was no place for a non-conforming raging liberal such as myself...but damn if i wasn't the best exec sec out there (if i do say so myself =p)

Nancy said...

they are dropping like fly's, but not fast enough.

leone said...

It always amazes me how these politicians, who take what they see as the 'moral high ground', end up 'shitting on their own doorstep' and resigning in a scandal relating to exactly the opposite.

The UK's Conservative Government of the past were possibly the World's worst offenders for this (scandal after scandal). I mean, it even transpired long after leaving office that even Prime Minister John Major was shagging a female cabinet member Edwina Curry! Doesn't get any more unthinkable.........

That was the party whose No.1 agenda was the maintenance of 'traditional family values' and who banned any reference to homosexuality in schools or by Local Government at the time AIDS first broke!!

Unbelievable..........

BostonPobble said...

Oooo! But I do love karma, really I do!