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  •  It's a bully pulpit, if he chooses to take it. (5+ / 0-)

    Look at how C. Everett Koop used it...he took Reagan to task for his lack of action on the AIDS front. It could be argued that Koop shamed Reagan into finally acknowledging that "innocents" got AIDS, that it was not just Gays and IV Drug Users and Brown People.

    Howard Dean could use his bully pulpit to push the Overton Window left on health issues...HR676? Maybe, if we have Dr. Dean keeping the heat on.

    You shall not crucify humankind upon a cross of blue. (Apologies to Bryan.)
    Dump Harry Reid. Now.

    by Pris from LA on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 06:20:04 PM PST

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    •  Koop also refused to report that abortion damaged (1+ / 0-)
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      a woman's health.  He got hell for that, but he stuck to the science and known facts.  He also was a very early adopter to getting accurate health info on the Internet.  I liked Koop.

      "You don't ever want a crisis to go to waste. It's an opportunity to do important things you would otherwise avoid." Rahm Emanuel

      by Im nonpartisan on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 08:59:43 PM PST

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