Some time ago, I wrote about the Orwellian language of the Pro-Bush Republicans. A recent example (link via Altercation) was preserved at The Memory Hole.
In this particular case, the technique is to erase any references (and therefore any thoughts) that stray from the official party line. For six years, SAMSHA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provided written resources and references for lesbian and gay individuals and their health providers on its website. At least it did until the "christians" found out about it. Back in January, that fun-loving gang at the Family Research Council complained to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt about providing materials that admitted gay people actually exist. Leavitt had recently moved to HHS from the EPA. (Leavitt, by the way, is a Mormon. What does FRC think about a false-christian running a federal agency? I guess they can accept heresy as long as you are an anti-gay bigot.) Say no more: the pages were deleted within two weeks of FRC's complaint. SAMSHA officials quickly lied and said that the pages were going to be deleted anyway -- even without the entirely coincidental letter demanding their removal.
And speaking of Mormons, Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is gearing up for his run for the presidency. In order to do so, he is forced to shed the convenient lies he told so that he could be elected governor in liberal Massachusetts. For example, while running for office in the Bay State, Romney's deputy campaign manager said, "He's fiscally conservative, of course, but he's pro-gay rights, pro-choice and he supports the assault-weapon ban." Any one of those stances would veto any chance Romney has to be nominated by the GOP in 2008. Apparently, honesty is not a tenet of the Mormon church.
Face it, Diogenes would run out of lamp oil long before he found an honest Republican politician....