While folks like Raj and Ian think that there are concentration camps in Idaho and that Muslims/Palestinians are our friends, President Bush shows that being straight or gay has no bearing on his decisions to put qualified people into important roles.
Bush nominates gay man to head global AIDS office – Washington Blade
President Bush nominated gay physician Mark R. Dybul July 17 to be United States Global AIDS Coordinator, a post at the State Department that has the rank of ambassador. If the U.S. Senate ratifies his nomination, Dybul would replace pharmaceutical industry executive Randall Tobias as head of a $15 billion program initiated by Bush and approved by Congress to combat AIDS in developing countries, with a focus on Africa. Bush appointed Tobias to another administration post. “[Dybul] is widely recognized as someone highly qualified for this position,” said Carl Schmid, a gay Republican activist who serves as federal affairs director for the AIDS Institute, a national AIDS advocacy group. Dybul currently serves as acting U.S. global AIDS coordinator and chief medical officer at the State Department. He would become the third openly gay person to hold a U.S. ambassadorial position. President Clinton appointed businessman and philanthropist James Hormel as ambassador to Luxemburg. In his first term in office, Bush appointed gay career Foreign Service Officer Michael Guest as ambassador to Romania.
Um wait.. let me understand. President Bush has nominated two gay men for ambassador roles for the United States and Gay Messiah Clinton (father of DOMA and DADT) only nominated one? Oh and by the way, Romania is a key ally in the War on Terror (*cough* unlike France *cough*), so Michael Guest representing the United States is a very big deal.
Ah, more busting of myths!