Friday, October 27, 2006

A Campaign is a Campaign.

Michael J. Fox is exaggerating his Parkinson's symptoms, and allowing himself to be exploited, according to Rush Limbaugh

I'm sure that Michael J. Fox is just workin' that Parkinson's for his evil agenda for stem cell research.

Rush needs to sit his ass down and STFU.

I saw the ad, and I've read that Michael J. has done ads for Democratic Representative Benjamin Cardin, running for the Senate in Maryland, and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, who is seeking re-election. He's also done ads for Arlen Specter a Republican Senator from Pennsylvania.

The criticism around this is ridiculous.
It's clear to me that Michael J. supports stem cell research for obvious reasons, and he's behind any politician who supports it.
Why shouldn't he be front and center with it? He's a public figure who can remind people that not just Parkinson's, but an accident or disease that may be helped by stem cell research, can happen to anyone.

What makes me laugh is that many people who are against stem cell research for "ethical" or "religious" reasons, citing cloning and "a life for a life" type thinking would likely think differently if confronted with Parkinson's or an accident that severed or damaged their spinal cord.

Much like the Fundamentalist (insert religion here) who is against abortion until her 14 year old daughter gets pregnant.

The Toronto Star has the full original ad, as well as the counter ad.