Now, that the media have spent the past several weeks dredging through the 1990s videos of a Republican Senate candidate, guess it’s fair game to start pulling out 1990s videos of Democratic gubernatorial candidates, particularly when said candidate had been a public figure (as of the time of the tape in question) for a quarter-century.
With the federal government taking over our health care system, with state governments helping them manage it, it’s just a slight bit more important what Jerry Brown said about mammograms in 1995 than what Christine O’Donnell said in the same decade about her high school dabbling in witchcraft. Yet, something tells me this won’t generate the same about of headlines.
Acknowledging that the former governor “is correct, there are questions regarding the effectiveness of mammograms because they generate false positives“, Yid with Lid reminds us of something more important: while mammograms may indeed be “more costly than they seem. But then again that is the problem with government health care, they look at the cost of keeping someone alive, the rest of us look as a life as something so precious it is priceless.”
In the video former Republican Delaware Governor Pete du Pont faulted his one-time colleague from the (once-)Golden state, “But you ought to have the option — if you think they’re going to help you, if you think they’re going to help you, you ought to have the option of having one.”
But, this Democrat just doesn’t think women should have that choice. Guess some choices just don’t matter to the gals at NOW.
Gotta love the response from the Brown campaign, pokesman Sterling Clifford said, “Jerry Brown opposes cancer in all cases.” Politico’s Ben Smith files that one under the Department of Courageous Stands.
Wonder what Gloria Allred has to say about this.
UPDATE: Watching the clip, Moe Lane quips, “Moonbeam Brown’s Been Weird For Years Edition.” Is this the guy to tackle California’s fiscal mess?