This isn’t exactly new, but it is one of Sam Brownback’s many honorable goals:
Brownback promised to not only to raise the budget for cancer research but to set a clear objective: “ending deaths by cancer in 10 years.”
“Look, if John F. Kennedy, if President Kennedy says I’m going to double the NASA budget, because I think we ought to try to go to the moon, does that stir the American public?” Brownback asked. “Or is it him saying we’re going to the moon, and then that drove an increase in the NASA budget — it’s the objective that drives the money.”
Well there’s also the fact that NASA is a worthless boondoggle. Of course Chris Matthews was there so much of the time was wasted so that Chrissy could hear himself bloviate.
But co-moderator Chris Matthews came out swinging, pressuring Brownback to say from where the money would come and accused the senator of pandering to the crowd. Matthews also asked Brownback about Clinton’s remark from yesterday that President Bush is waging a war on science. “I absolutely disagree,” Brownback replied. “I guess that’s based upon that there’s this difference between faith and reason.”
Why is Matthews allowed on television, anyway?
Who would not agree that putting an end to cancer should be on the agenda? Sam Brownback proves once again that he is pro-life, whole life.
Update: Even Lance Armstrong thought Chris Matthews went over the top.
It took the likes of international cycling star Lance Armstrong to tame the aggressiveness of MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews during the second day of Armstrong’s presidential forum on cancer.
“Just be a little nicer,” Armstrong advised Matthews during a break between the questioning of the two Republican presidential candidates who participated, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.