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What Mike Huckabee said about people with AIDS

  1. Dec 9, 2007 #1
    from a 1992 questionnaire, when it was common knowledge that AIDS couldn't be transmitted by casual contact:

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071208/aids_isolation_071208/20071208

    Admittedly, that's the website of a news station in godless, socialist "Canuckistan" & Huckabee sort of said he would reconsider his answers to that questionnaire if he were to redo it today. He still managed to become governor, which blows my mind. I don't understand is how someone like that can even be taken seriously. Only in the United States I guess... or Iran, or Afghanistan.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2007 #2
    This was in 1992, we've learned a lot about AIDS since then. I don't think his answer was all that crazy. The way I see it, he was just being practical with the information he had at the time.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2007 #3
    If you hit the link it was common knowledge that AIDS wasn't transmitted by casual contact because Magic Johnson did a lot to raise awareness of it. That was before 1992 iirc.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2007 #4
    I was 22 yrs old in 92, I remember stories of people with HIV purposefully infecting others. I personally knew one kid that died of AIDS at 17 yrs. I don't think Huckabee's remarks were so un-PC that one should base their entire view of him on that. He's not a medical doctor.
     
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