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McCain ducks Viagra question

Back in July, McCain was asked about his voting record on medical insurance. With abortion such a hot button issue in the Presidential Election campaign, someone asked him a direct question – makes a refreshing change to find someone asking a politician for a straight answer on Viagra. It went along the lines, “Did you vote in the Senate against a proposal to require insurance companies to cover contraceptive products?” To give you a little background, most private medical insurance companies will not cover the cost of any contraceptive product but will pay for their male policy holders to get their Viagra. Now far be it for me to suggest this is a tad sexist – men set the terms of every policy and they favor the men who pay the premiums. No. Perhaps that is fair. When women are good enough to be appointed as the policy makers, they can pay out for the women to get their contraceptives. Swings and roundabouts. Anyway, let’s not get into that. When asked the question, McCain gave one of those straight answers he is so famous for, “I don’t know enough about it to give you an informed answer because I don’t recall the vote.” Did you see that one of the side effects of Viagra is amnesia? The FDA is going to require a warning on labels. Looks like McCain has been using Viagra just a little too long if he can’t remember how he votes on important political issues. And just so you don’t get confused, I’m against gender discrimination in any and every form.



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