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October 15, 2004

Flu germs? Bring 'em on!

I get a synopsis of the major papers from Slate each morning in an email called "Today's Papers." This morning I read this interesting tidbit:

Another bad plan... From a letter to the NYT by Steven Lubet: In the final presidential debate, President Bush announced that he is not going to get a flu shot. That was an egalitarian gesture, but it showed astonishingly poor judgment. Influenza can be debilitating, and the president's health--as our chief executive and commander in chief--is a national priority. As an active campaigner, Mr. Bush must shake hundreds of hands each day, which puts him at even higher than usual risk. Both Republicans and Democrats will benefit from a president who is vigorous and clear-headed rather than one who is bedridden with the flu.

I thought that was an interesting take on what the President meant to be a prudent move.

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Can't argue with that one. George! What the hell are you thinking???

Posted by: *Name Hidden* at Oct 15, 2004 8:37:01 AM

Although... Now it seems the Kerry camp is slamming Cheney for getting a flu shot.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1506&u=/afp/20041021/ts_alt_afp/us_vote_kerry_flu_041021010226&printer=1

Damned if you do, damned if you don't, I guess.

Posted by: *Name Hidden* at Oct 21, 2004 10:05:07 AM

I always knew Cheney was smarter than Bush. More evil, maybe, but smarter :)

I guess the shot proves Cheney isn't an evil robot. Or does it? Hrm :) Maybe it's a ploy to throw everyone off the trail.

I think I need to eat something. I am just sounding silly now.

Posted by: Alicia at Oct 21, 2004 11:45:40 AM

I'm sure the being smarter is why Bush brought him on the ticket.

Posted by: *Name Hidden* at Oct 21, 2004 12:18:24 PM