I have always hated Elizabeth Dole until today when I saw that she also wants Jesse Helms to roll over in his grave. The Stepford Senator is attempting to rename the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008...
...to honor Jesse Helms!
Well, this little move has taken the internet media by storm because of Monsieur Helms' history of bigotry. I say, with hand circles and everything, Go, 'Lizbeth. Go, 'Lizbeth.
Jesse Helms' history speaks for itself, if anyone cares to delve into it for a well-reviewed biography or an internet fan site. The naming of a bill is, at most, a footnote. When I first read the story I found it fascinating that North Carolina Barbie assumed naming the bill after the corpsified senator would honor him; my assumption would be that Helms would DIE (if he weren't already dead) before he'd have his name put on an AIDS bill. So, if my assumption is correct and if the amendment is NOT rejected, till the end of eternity (or our money - whichever comes first), Helms will have his name on an AIDS bill. Reads like sweet revenge to me. And it's a hell of a lot cheaper than building another library named after some wiener politician.
Elizabeth Dole, today you got The Touch - as performed by Kim Wilde. (Tomorrow...probably not so much again though.)