Monday, April 07, 2008

Clinton announces cancer research effort (from Yahoo! News)

Mon Apr 7, 4:49 AM ET

A proposal by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton would provide $300 million a year in increased government funding on breast cancer research, focusing on treatment and exploring possible genetic and environmental triggers for the disease.

The presidential hopeful and former first lady discussed her plan with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on her television show, which was scheduled to air Monday. As president, Clinton told DeGeneres, she would set a goal of finding a cure for the disease within ten years.


Breast cancer kills about 40,000 women every year.

According to the American Heart Association, cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for nearly 440,000 of the more than 2.4 million annual deaths.

When she hired lobbyist Mark Penn as her chief campaign strategist, Hillary knew (or should have known) that his firm represents Philip Morris.

Hillary knows which side her breast is buttered on. That's why she's going on a TV show viewed by women to talk about her three hundred million dollar initiative to find a cure for "their" disease.