Thursday, December 05, 2002
Actually, it was reading former President Clinton's AIDS Is Not a Death Sentence in the New York Times that got me angry. What's missing from his piece is something, anything that can help current political leaders avoid the mistakes he made - namely, the political will to ACT on what he advocates in his article - look at this 1998 article regarding Needle Exchange. Apparently, and I can't find it anywhere - he has since leaving office said that not funding needle exchange programs was a mistake - sorry, not good enough. He's not a stupid man, he's an excellent strategist (ok, maybe thats not a word, but you know what I mean) - so how do you get politicians to do what's right, despite the immediate political costs - the costs he was not willing to take?