Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sen. McCain joined the ranks of celebrity idiots

As the US presidential campaign is gathering speed, we non-Americans are paying more and more attention to it. The show is good and, while we aren't entitled to cast votes, we at least can participate in the campaign (by our blogs).
Until now, the candidate I liked most was Sen. John McCain. However, I just read the following in the New York Times Web site:
"McCain Steps Into Debate Over Cause of Autism
By BENEDICT CAREY, published: March 3, 2008
“It’s indisputable that autism is on the rise among children,” Senator John McCain said while campaigning recently in Texas. “The question is what’s causing it. And we go back and forth and there’s strong evidence that indicates that it’s got to do with a preservative in vaccines.”"
I've already blogged on Jan. 14 and Feb. 1 about the vaccines-cause-autism theory disproved by science but still promoted by what another blogger called "celebrity idiots".
I wonder, why did Sen. McCain publicly make a statement on such a serious problem without first doing even the most basic homework? Did he really believe what he said, i.e. has he the same (low) level of intellectual skills as ageing porn star Jenny McCarthy? Or did he say it without really believing it, i.e. is he the sort of politician who in his hunt for votes would consciously and unscrupulously endanger the health and very lives of children?
Pick one of the two opportunities, dear Americans - I don't see a third one. And please think well whether to vote for such a person, whatever other virtues he may have.


Ettina said...

Obviously he hasn't read 1950s case reports of childhood schizophrenics, if he's so sure autism is increasing.

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Maya M said...

Thank you, Ettina! You are right and there are also new scientific articles showing that it is "administrative", rather than true prevalence of autism, that is rising.
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Marla said...

I know. I know. Soooooo frustrating.