He was forbidden to talk about:
- Stem Cells
- Emergency contraception
- Sex education
- Prison Issues
- Mental Health Issues
- Global Health Issues
I'm curious what he had left to talk about? Cosmetic surgery? Diaper Rash? Hangnails?
Seriously, though, what was he allowed to talk about? "President" Bush. He was told to mention Bush at least three times every page in his speeches.
During his tenure, a report on a research finding that even brief exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke could be harmful was delayed by senior officials.
He was also discouraged from attending the Special Olympics by a "senior official" who he would not name (this could only have been Cheney) who asked "Why would you want to help those people?" The senior offical didn't mean the disabled (though I wouldn't have been surprised); he meant the Kennedys, who have long given strong support to the Special Olympics.
Somewhere, Richard Nixon is smiling-- there is finally a group in the White House that's making his administration look good by comparison.