Another reason that I am thoroughly glad the Democrats have this guy, Sen. Arlen Specter, this says it all:
"If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.
This guy is such a genius!
The fact is that the federal government does spend money-and lots of it-on cancer research. And while there have not been a slew of cures, we better understand and are able to treat many cancers. People do live longer now than ever. And yes, some are even cured.
But, here is the thing.
Sen. Dr. Specter does not even know what kind of cancer Mr. Kemp had. Sen. Dr. Specter does not know when Mr. Kemp was diagnosed with what ever cancer he did have.
Talk about playing politics with people's lives.
This is one of the many reasons I think the Dems will be sorry they are embracing this guy, Sen. Dr. Specter.
Oh, and do not forget that Sen. Dr. Specter is a cancer survivor himself.
And, as Ed Morrissey notes, had Sen. Dr. Specter used his own example to make the point, fine. But, Sen. Dr. Specter did not even wait 24 hours to use a dead man as nothing more than a political prop.
Continue to keep it classy Democrats. Keep it classy!