Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This one felt good

Not all disgusting people are well known. The right-wing is infested with the most loathsome characters you would ever want to know. Case in point: Grace-Marie Turner. She heads up the Galen Institute, a think tank that claims as its mission:

We work to promote a more informed public debate over ideas that advance individual freedom, consumer choice, and competition in the health sector.

To that end, Grace-Marie Turner spent some time on The Jim Bohannon Show. I tuned in just in time to hear her claim that universal health care provided by the government would surely be a disaster because where it's been enacted (in Massachusetts, in this case), you see things like the state mandating coverage for hair regrowth treatments. That's all she said. Of course, most people not familiar with the issue would immediately think that Massachusetts provides Rogaine to vain middle-aged men that can't come to terms with getting old.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The regrowth treatment is mandated in cases of children and women recovering from leukemia.

I told you these people were vile...
Grace-Marie Turner

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