Nurses’ Union: Cheney Would Be Dead By Now

By Jennifer Parker

Dec 11, 2007 8:40am

USA Today’s ‘On Politics’ Blog Reports: Newspaper ads published yesterday in Iowa said Vice President Cheney would "probably be dead by now" from his multiple heart attacks if he didn’t have federally funded health care that most American’s can’t get. Even before they were printed, they’d been labeled "outrageous" by Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell.

Showing no signs of backing down from its controversial ads, a spokesman for the California Nurses Association and the National Nurses Organizing Committee tells The Washington Post’s The Sleuth blog that it’s Cheney and the Bush administration who are outrageous:

"What’s outrageous is we have an administration that sits on its hands while we have 47 million people who are uninsured … This administration has ignored this health care crisis," says Charles Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Association and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. "They’re indifferent to pain and suffering."

There’s more about the unions’ claims and its ad campaign here.

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