The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Friday, October 15, 2004

John Edwards's comment about Christopher Reeve walking if Kerry is elected, as well as the general debate about stem cell research, draws indignation from Charles Krauthammer.
This is John Edwards on Monday at a rally in Newton, Iowa: "If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."

In my 25 years in Washington, I have never seen a more loathsome display of demagoguery. Hope is good. False hope is bad. Deliberately, for personal gain, raising false hope in the catastrophically afflicted is despicable.
As the campaign draws to a close, the Kedwards campaign seems willing to do and say anything to win.
|| Nudnik 1:13 PM
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