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Nostalgic Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:59 AM
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Betsy McCaughey Resigns From Medical Board
Death Panel Myth Creator Betsy McCaughey Resigns From Medical Board
By Matthew DeLong 8/21/09 4:13 PM

Betsy McCaughey an outspoken proponent of the myth that Democrats health care reform proposals will lead to the creation of death panels, as well as a former lieutenant governor of New York and adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute has stepped down from her position as a director of Cantel Medical Corp., which bills itself as a leading provider of infection prevention and control products in the healthcare market.

From a press release:

CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN News) announced that on August 20, 2009 it received a letter of resignation from Ms. Elizabeth McCaughey as a director of the Company. Ms. McCaughey, who had served as a director since 2005, stated that she was resigning to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest during the national debate over healthcare reform.

McCaughey found herself the subject of widespread ridicule after an appearance on The Daily Show Thursday, during which host Jon Stewart aggressively challenged her positions on health care reform.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:26 AM
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1. Hudson Institute info
Hudson Institute
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hudson Institute is an American, conservative, non-profit think tank founded in 1961, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, by futurist, military strategist, and systems theorist Herman Kahn and his colleagues at the RAND Corporation.<2> It moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1984 and to Washington, D.C., in 2004.


The Hudson Institute's IRS Form 990 for the financial year ending on September 30, 2003 showed total revenue of $9.34 million, including over $146,000 in government grants. Other known funders listed in the institute's 2002 annual report include:

* Ag Processing Inc
* American Crop Protection Association
* American Cyanamid
* Archer Daniels Midland
* Cargill
* Ciba-Geigy
* ConAgra Foods
* Conrad Black
* CropLife International
* DowElanco
* DuPont
* Eli Lilly and Company
* Exxon Mobil
* Fannie Mae
* General Electric Fund
* Heinz
* Lilly Endowment
* McDonald's
* Merck
* Microsoft
* Monsanto
* National Agricultural Chemical Association
* Nichols-Dezenhall Communications Management Group
* Novartis
* PayPal
* PriceWaterhouseCoopers
* Procter & Gamble
* Sunkist Growers
* Syngenta Crop Protection
* United Agri Products
* Westfield Corporation


Here's highlights from the some listed members

* Dan Quayle
* Conrad Black
* Robert Bork
* Pierre S. du Pont, IV (emeritus)
* Douglas J. Feith
* Alexander Haig (emeritus)
* Roy Innis
* I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby (resigned from his position as a senior advisor after his convictions in United States v. Libby)
* Betsy McCaughey
* William Odom
* Richard Perle
* Former "Drug Czar" John Walters, Executive Vice President<16>

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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:55 AM
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2. Just like me back in 1977
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 06:01 AM by Dogmudgeon
I worked as a burger flipper highly-trained personal hospitality service professional right out of high secondary school. Me and Lisa Rothrock were caught fucking undertaking an unapproved inventory in the janitorial room executive maintenance suite.

I was immediately shitcanned thereby compelled to submit my resignation. Ms. Rothrock, however, began fucking was rehabilitated within the organization through intensive counseling and a prolonged period of personal mentoring by the general manager Chief Operating Officer.

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Joanie Baloney Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:47 AM
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3. That damn Page 432
I bet she's wishing she HAD brought some Post-It notes (as Jon suggested) to mark that section of the Health Care Reform Bill. She stretched her 15 minutes of "fame" to 15 minutes (plus the rest of the interview on to 20 minutes of paper shuffling and strident finger-moistening.

Oh well - now she can spend more time with her family. Especially the old family members.


Love it!!!!!!

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:51 AM
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4. She needs to resign from the human race
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:01 AM
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5. Following in Sarah's footstips.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:23 AM
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6. K&R #3 as a reminder that Andrew SULLIVAN published her in her original attacks on CLINTON care
He was the editor of The New Republic at the time, and also published her book(s). Just saying, for his apologists here, who claim he saw the light re: Shrub. Well, he supported Shrub when it counted.
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