Pig Panic!

(cross posted at kickin it with cg and motley moose)

For the last few days I have been glued to my TV, washing my hands compulsively and been trying to stand a safe distance away from people.  Not that its helped much since, in my city there are 4 confirmed cases of swine flu today.  

At the same time as the Toronto cases were confirmed, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, was busy suggesting that President Obama was to blame for the swine flu crisis. Bachmann implied that swine flu epidemics are a Democratic phenomenon that date back to President Carter.

"I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence."

Sadly Bachmann's facts are not quite right. As Republican President Gerald Ford, not Carter, was in office during the last outbreak of the virus.

In the meantime, before you get back to stockpiling water, vaccinations and food, you may want to take a look at this.

Tags: bachmann, mediaFail™, Michelle Obama, pandemic, panic, swine flu (all tags)

Comments

4 Comments

having lived through...

the epicenter of SARS, tips for the media panic!

by canadian gal 2009-04-28 04:51PM | 0 recs
And SARS broke out when Bush Jr was busy

taking vacation....

by louisprandtl 2009-04-28 05:05PM | 0 recs
Snoutbreak '09 - The Last 100 Days

If you haven't seen it, nobody delivers a closing argument quite like John Stewart.

http://www.comedycentral.com/

by oc 2009-04-28 07:03PM | 0 recs
My GF's Daughters car has a slipping trans

mission.

I blame Obama.

The fact she has driven it probably 2000 miles with any transimission fluid had nothing to do with it.

It evidently only slips when Obama is President.

by WashStateBlue 2009-04-28 07:49PM | 0 recs

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