Here's the money quote:
"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 is the liberal fallacy of infinite resources:
Liberal: "We could cure cancer if we spent more money on research."And no matter how much the conservative agrees to spend, the liberal will always say it's not enough: "More, more, more!" It is as if the liberal believes that anything can be done if we only spend enough federal money to do it. But the problem is, there is not an infinite amount of money in the world, and thus there are limits to how much can be budgeted for any given purpose.
Conservative: "How much more?"
I would be willing to bet that federal spending on cancer research has increased every year since 1970. Arlen Specter always has been, and always will be, a selfish, arrogant man. It is only because of his vanity -- his desire to be called "senator" -- that he did not retire many years ago.UPDATE: Linked by Tigerhawk and Dad 29. Thanks!
UPDATE II: Human Ipecac!