Monday, August 10, 2009

"First Class Fools"

Jay Bookman writing at the Atlanta Journal Constitution isn't in the mood to mince words. In his column today he picks up on an editorial appearing last week in the Investor's Business Daily warning of the coming "death panels".

IBD says we need look no further than the British healthcare system to know what's in store. “People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K." IBD warns, "where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."

Jay notes,
Of course, that same Stephen Hawking who wouldn’t have a chance in the United Kingdom was in fact born in the United Kingdom, has lived his entire life in the United Kingdom and lives there still today, at the ripe old age of 67. (He was in fact hospitalized earlier this month.) Hawking is, you might say, living, breathing proof that these people are first-class fools.
Can't argue with that.

(HT to TPM)

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