The Arkanssouri Blog.: Douchebag of the Month nominee.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Douchebag of the Month nominee.

Mike Huckabee.

"If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague," he wrote. "It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents."

And just wait until you see how he now justifies having held those views.

"Fifteen years ago, the AIDS crisis was just that, a crisis," he said. "There was still a great deal of, I think, uncertainty about just how widespread AIDS was, how it could be transmitted.

Bullshit. As this 1987 PSA demonstrates, we knew before then that AIDS was transmitted through blood or sexual contact. Ryan while had been dead two years by then. There was no uncertainty by 1992 about how AIDS could be transmitted.

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