Thursday, January 26, 2006

Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media has a really, really clever idea. He thinks he's so clever for coming up with this idea that he's written about it twice, once in December and again today:

Brian R. Hill, the founder/ Executive Director of the Oral Cancer Foundation, Inc., ... says a celebrity is needed to discuss the link between oral sex and cancer. Will Bill Clinton step forward? He should do so. He did more than anyone else to make oral sex into a household topic for young people and adults alike. And he told the nation under oath that it really wasn't sex, making it seem attractive or harmless. The disgraced former president can be contacted through his Clinton Foundation at If he won't step forward to take on this campaign, perhaps he can ask Monica Lewinsky to fill in for him.

I agree that it is a risk for Clinton.... But that's why the media, if they had any integrity, would challenge him. They can ask him about giving up junk food. Why not ask him about immoral, unhealthy and compulsive sexual behavior?

It's a matter of life and death.

Isn't that just incredibly clever?

And isn't it comforting to know that our entire federal government is run by people who would think that was the funniest thing they'd ever read?

I think my favorite part of it is Kincaid's assertion that Bill statements about oral sex had the effect of "making it seem attractive or harmless." Oh, right -- oral sex didn't seem attractive or harmless to anyone before 1998, did it?

Incidentally, Kincaid specifically cites the HPV-16 virus as the culprit in all this tragedy. Well, we seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough in developing a vaccine that will prevent cervical cancers caused by HPV-16 and HPV-18. It's quite possible that such a vaccine will be effective against oral cancer as well. I eagerly await Kincaid's denunciation of his allies in the Religious Right when they try to limit distribution of this vaccine.

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