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Friday, January 18, 2008

Fred Thompson's could care less about AIDS in Africa

The Washington Post
has a great article OP ED piece on Fred Thompson. I love it when WaPo calls politicians out. Now we learn that Fred Thompson would be willing to help every other country in the world, but Africa. Check out the Op Ed in which
Michael Gerson reports;

At a campaign stop attended by a CBS reporter in Lady's Island, S.C., Thompson was asked if he, "as a Christian, as a conservative," supported President Bush's global AIDS initiative. "Christ didn't tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it," Thompson responded. "The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other."

Thompson went on: "I'm not going to go around the state and the country with regards to a serious problem and say that I'm going to prioritize that. With people dying of cancer, and heart disease, and children dying of leukemia still, I got to tell you -- we've got a lot of problems here. . . . " Indeed, there are a lot of problems here -- mainly of Thompson's own making.

AAPP: Fred Thompson is scary, I agree with WaPo writer By Michael Gerson when questioned:

"What of the more than 1.4 million men, women and children who have received treatment with the help of Bush's AIDS initiative? According to Thompson, they are not a priority. The 800,000 HIV-positive pregnant women who have gotten treatment to prevent transmission to their children? Not a priority. The care of nearly 3 million orphans? Not a priority." More HERE

AAPP: I guess there will be some black Republicans who will be voting for Fred Thompson. Will you?

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