I've been pretty frustrated with the talk about the "wasteful" scientific spending through the earmark system. I'm no fan of earmarks, but the examples this idiot and my buddy John McCain have been using don't strike me as necessarily wasteful.
Research on fruit flies! Yes, what a waste! Genetic research should be done on HUMANS, not on animals. Maybe this particular study shouldn't be a national priority if there are other things that are more important -- I honestly don't know which one Ms. Palin is mocking -- but how else are we going to learn about genetic disorders? You can't say you want more treatments and tests for these disorders, while cutting funding for the research that would make them possible.
I also love the way she slips and reminds everyone of the Alaskan bridge earmark while railing against the earmark system.
I am embarrassed as a small-c conservative, an American, a woman and a human being.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Posted by Megan at 4:02 PM