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Monday, 30 October 2006 23:49

Texas Republican Is Holding Up $900 Million For Autism Research - Verse-Case Scenario

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VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Texas Republican Is Holding Up $900 Million For Autism Research

by Tony Peyser

Rep. Joe Barton must feel that
He's right now sitting pretty
As Chairman of the House Energy
And Commerce Committee.

He isn't releasing autism funds
And until recently had used stealth
To hide tying this money to reforms
At The National Institutes Of Health.

Another reason this specific case
Is one people should keep an eye on?
Barton wouldn't even return calls
To famed reporter Sidney Zion.

Hastert wouldn't talk to Zion either
Which made me go a bit ballistic:
The GOP will protect child predators
But not children who are autistic.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Tony Peyser provides daily poems and weekly cartoons for BuzzFlash and also writes the new BuzzFlash column, "Blue State Jukebox." He was a daily cartoonist for the L.A. Times from 1994 to 1997. You can contact Tony via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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