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Say It Ain’t So! September 30, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.

I just got an email from Human Rights Campaign describing the decision-making process of Our Man Howard Weizmann, currently serving as Deputy Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management.

"Last week at a Senate hearing on equal family benefits for LGBT
federal workers, the Bush Administration's Howard Weizmann cited
the plot of the Adam Sandler movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck
and Larry," about two men who pretend to be gay, as evidence the
program would be scammed."

Say, WHAT???

HRC provided a link wherein I could express my dismay to Mr. Weizmann, and I used it:

“Mr. Weizmann,

Many of my fellow citizens are being denied equal protection under the law and equal rights because of who they love, who they care for, who they depend on when they need another human being, who they share their joy with when times are good.

This needs to stop.

We have a Constitution in this country which demands that it stop.

Please, Mr. Weizmann, tell me that you didn’t reference an Adam Sandler teenage exploitation move as an influence on your thinking regarding extending benefits to same sex couples.

Because I really don’t want to believe that public policy in this country is being shaped by idiots.

Please, Mr. Weizmann.

I’m waiting.

The Cunning Runt,
Hickville, MA”

Feel free to try the links.


Post Script:  I received a nice letter from George thanking me for taking the time yadda yadda yadda…

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every

Thank you again for taking the time to write.