Could we write a press release condemning the appointment? Leaves, I think that's a great idea! Embarrassment outside of the CDC is a good tool and our only target now, since embarrassment within the CDC didn't work. And we could send it to all the congressional representatives that are funding CDC and request that inquiry. CAA won't do it; could somebody figure out how to take a poll to get a large number of signers and just write a simple statement that says the patients and the doctors engaged a large campaign to prevent this appointment and we were ignored? And the reason is that the CDC continues to ignore the science of ME and does their studies on tired people. "I do agree tho that if we just antagonize her but fail to remove her, that we are worse off. So please be pragmatic and let us not allow emotion to lead." On the contrary, we must make her (and her boss) uncomfortable. This is a huge insult; strong emotion is very appropriate. Antagonism is warranted!