It has come to my attention that the National Institutes of Health has funded research to show that the tea party is under the influence of the tobacco lobby. When asked about this in a Congressional hearing, the head of the NIH gave a really strange response. Dr. Francis Collins said that the NIH can’t be a “nanny” monitoring the contents of every research paper it funds.
Given the intrusiveness of today's government, Dr. Collins' contention that the NIH can't be a nanny to every research topic it funds is ludicrous. As always, the rules are constantly changing to suit liberal outcomes. For an example of how much of a nanny government can be when it wants to be, check out George Will's story today on the expulsion of a 7 year old for biting his pop tart into the shape of a gun. Clearly, liberals have absolutely no shame.