This Girl's Voice

Tuesday, February 04, 2003  

•• a room full of quacks ••

Q: what is a compassionate conservative?
A: a humanitarian who doesn’t let it get in the way.

Slate's Michael Kinsley recently observed that new Senate Majority Leader, Republican Sen. Bill Frist who is also a doctor, fits the bill and "looks from afar like a decent, generous man with humanitarian instincts who doesn’t always let decency, generosity, and humanitarianism get in the way of his ambition." it should be noted that Sen. Frist is on the shortlist of suspects who may have been behind the sneaking in - under the dark of night - of the despicable Eli Lilly provision into the massive Homeland Security Bill; a provision that will protect Eli Lilly and a few other big pharmaceutical outfits from lawsuits by parents who believe their children were harmed by thimerosal.

oh, did i mention that thimerosal was developed by Eli Lilly & Company in the 1920's and is a preservative that contains mercury and was used for many years as an additive in some routinely administered children's vaccines? no sweat. take 2 aspirin and call Dr. Frist in the morning.

posted by voxpopgirl | 2/04/2003