Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Asbestos and politics

A Washington Post article on Fred Thompson's connection to asbestos interests has driven some to contact me as a result of my last two posts. Tort Deform.com blogs on this and so does Congresspedia on Fred Thompson. My assessment is that though this may be somewhat inconsistent with Thompson's true conservatism, it's not completely as asbestos in Wisconsin and elsewhere is more of a national issue, then say medical malpractice or car accidents. For example, many who were in our U.S. Navy suffer from asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma.

This isn't to say that I'm not curious about this, but at the moment it doesn't dissuade me from an interest in Fred Thompson.

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