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Friday, May 8, 2009

Victory for Tea Parties: Obama Defunds Abstinence Education!

Hooray and hat tip for DakotaWomen, who give first SD press to President Obama's proposal to eliminate funding for abstinence education, which, as we all know, doesn't work. Further kudos to DakotaWomen for keeping an eye out for Leslee Unruh's inevitable denial of reality:

Leslee Unruh, President and Founder of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, said "I believe there will be a political backlash for those who oppose these life saving abstinence programs. The enemies of sexual integrity programs will feel the heat from the army of youth who have seen the light through these programs as they approach voting age" [Abstinence Clearinghouse press release, 2009.05.07].

Army of youth. Yeah. The kids I've heard expressing opinions about abstinence education aren't taking that one to the voting booth.

Alas, Leslee has no one to blame but her husband Allen*. He put on the tricorner hat, roused the rabble for that tea party, and howled for an end to wasteful government spending. Be careful what you wish for....

But hey, the Unruhs are resourceful. I'm sure they'll find some donors to bring Bristol Palin to South Dakota to keep our faith in abstinence alive.

*O.K., Allen and a majority of the American electorate.

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