Interviewed in the June issue of Playboy, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who was forced to leave office after she said the word "masturbation" in public, provided several ratings of fellow public servants. Not surprisingly, she gave high ratings to former boss Bill Clinton "a brilliant, well-motivated man who cares deeply about this country"and low ratings to Senator Jesse Helms, R-N. He cares about kids and he's willing to stand up and say it.
Who is Ann Althouse? Anyone foolish enough to put a reference to "hand job" in an email is too foolish to be holding any job more responsible than busing tables- I would not trust him with food before it was served to the customer. Good riddance.
In December, the Clinton administration requested the resignation of U. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. Appointed the previous year, she was the first African American and the second woman to hold the position.
Donna Shalala. And it's all relative. If Warren Buffet wrote an article about teaching masturbation in a sex ed curricula, they'd still put him up for Sec T. If you're someone with no name recognition going up for a post that's not a top priority and there are 20 other reasonable candidates for the spot, your outre positions are going to be more of an issue.
President Clinton fired outspoken Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders on Friday after learning that she had advocated the teaching of masturbation in the schools. The president said in a statement that her comments differing with administration policy "and my own convictions have made it necessary for her to tender her resignation. Elders was answering a question about whether masturbation should be promoted by saying that school sex-education programs are inadequate.
H e has known this day would eventually come. He has not cared. At last, it has come, and he still does not care.
Clinton delivered word of his decision in an afternoon phone call to the year-old physician, who has come under fire from conservatives for her outspoken views on sex education, distribution of condoms and legalization of drugs. Words are strange things. Elders said she was asked to resign as a result of several controversial statements she made since taking office, not just the most recent remark on masturbation.
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