Elizabeth Dole wants to name AIDS Relief Bill for Jesse Helms

Call it compassionate conservatism if you will, but North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole wants to name the current AIDS Relief Bill in Congress after recently deceased former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, a man who had no appreciation for the impact on this disease on the Gay community.  And no sympathy either.

On the issue of AIDs, Helms was quoted: “There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy.”

And in opposing funding for the Ryan White Act, Helms said that the government should spend less on people with AIDS because they got sick due to their “deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct.”

Helms was praised for his staunch conserative positions in some of our rightly blogs.  I always thought Elizabeth Dole was a smart woman.  I was wrong. 

I wonder what Ryan White would say about this?

  4 comments for “Elizabeth Dole wants to name AIDS Relief Bill for Jesse Helms

  1. July 16, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    What, do I have to start this?

    Oh, all right.

    What’s next, the Dana Rohrabacher / Fruit of the Loom Human Rights Act?

    The William Jefferson / Frigidaire Ethics Reform Bill?

    The Strom Thurmond / Bob Packwood Anti-Sexual Harassment Statute?

  2. July 17, 2008 at 1:45 am

    She stole this idea from an ‘ER’ episode!


  3. Homewrecker
    July 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve always been fond of “Liddy” Dole and her huband. They seem like nice people you would want to have over for dinner. Perhaps its 80s nostalgia – remember, she was Sec of Transportation under Reagan and the best thing she did was mandate the “Liddy Light” on cars. So, I hope she is remembered for that very good thing and not for this political gaffe.

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    July 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    I lost all respect for Bob Diole when he cut that Super Bowl spot for Pepsi where he leared at Brittany Spears. That, and knowing he’s a Viagara user, is just a tad creepy. Who else speaks of themselves in the third person as much as Bob Dole does?

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