Krauthammer Unloads On Miracle Man Edwards
Charles Krauthammer has long been one of our favorite columnists. As a medical school student he suffered a serious injury and has been a quadriplegic ever since.
He unloads on John Edwards ridiculous and frankly revealing assertion that when John Kerry becomes president, people like Christopher Reeve will be getting out of their wheelshairs and walking again.
In my 25 years in Washington, I have never seen a more loathsome display of
demagoguery. Hope is good. False hope is bad. Deliberately raising for personal
gain false hope in the catastrophically afflicted is despicable.
Politicians have long promised a chicken in every pot. It is part of the
game. It is one thing to promise ethanol subsidies here, dairy price controls
there. But to exploit the desperate hopes of desperate people with the promise
of Christ-like cures is beyond the pale.
There is no apologizing for Edwards' remark. It is too revealing. There is
absolutely nothing the man will not say to get elected.