Friday, October 27, 2006


Actor Michael J. Fox is responding to the allegation that he played up his Parkinson's disease for a Democratic political campaign commercial. In an interview with Katie Couric, Fox says that he wasn't off his medication when he shot the commercials. In fact he says he was too medicated. Fair enough, but that's not really the point.

Michael J. Fox is a talented actor with a terrible disease. People like the guy and if you took a poll, you'd probably find his approval rating close to 100 percent. But Michael J. Fox chose to step into the political arena. And when you do that in this country, you had better be prepared to be challenged. There is no pass.

It's the same thing with Cindy Sheehan. She's a sympathetic figure...her son was killed in Iraq. Hopefully, most of us will never know the pain of losing a child like's terrible. But when she chose to step into start attacking the president politically in a public way, then all of that goes away. She's now entering the public debate.

By the way, did you know embryonic stem cell research isn't banned by the federal government? Just thought you should know.

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