Monday, January 26, 2009

Backing Away from Pelosi, White House Says Birth Control Funding in Stimulus Bill Was Not Obama's Idea

( - The Obama White House on Monday backed away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s support for increased federal funding of contraception in the $825-billion stimulus bill now under consideration by Congress.

That was not President Obama’s idea, a White House spokesman told

“The principles of what he thought should be in the package--that wasn’t part of that,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton told “They’re working on what the final bill should look like.”

Read the rest of the article here. Hmmm....


  1. How fast do you think they can pedal backward?

  2. OK, it's not his idea - does that mean he is going to insist it be removed?? Or is he just saying it to placate some people? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

  3. My guess is that the President is saying nothing at all, and that he will have to look into it with a host of advisers before giving it his thumbs-up or thumbs-down. But the White House statement was of course an embarrassing thing for Pelosi, and I'm all for that!


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