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July 10, 2008

McCain: I Don’t Want To Discuss VIAGRA

John McCain is known for his frequent chats with reporters and his willingness to discuss nearly any issue.

But at least one is off-limits, the Republican presidential nominee suggested Wednesday: Viagra.

“I certainly do not want to discuss that issue,” the Arizona senator said aboard his “Straight Talk Express” bus in Ohio, according to the Associated Press.

But the off-message topic was raised from a member of McCain’s own team: national co-chairwoman Carly Fiorina, who had said earlier women often express frustration over the fact many health insurance plans cover Viagra but not birth control medication.

“Let me give you a real, live example, which I’ve been hearing a lot about from women. There are many health insurance plans that will cover Viagra but won’t cover birth control medication. Those women would like a choice,” she said Monday.

A McCain spokesman later said the Arizona senator supported competition in the healthcare industry, presumably allowing women to nix policies that cover Viagra but not their specific needs.

McCain has voted against Senate measures that sought to require insurance companies to cover birth control medication.

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4 Comments »

  1. Actually, the subject off-limits is WOMEN’S BIRTH CONTROL regarding health insurance coverage. That’s what he didn’t want to address. He said he didn’t want to discuss the issue, he wasn’t sure how he ever voted on it before, and he doesn’t usually duck a question, but…

    Unbelievable!

    Anyway, here’s what I pulled from the Wall St. Journal:

    http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/dear-women-mccains-unsure-what-rights-you-should-have/

    Comment by Bruce — July 10, 2008 @ 11:56 am | Reply

  2. You’re exactly right Bruce. BIRTH CONTROL is really what he doesn’t want to discuss.

    No way – he doesn’t want to touch it because he’ll get in trouble with the so called “pro life” people and evangelicals who don’t believe that a woman should take birth control or have a choice when it comes to their body.

    But a man can have Viagra which will help create life in a woman’s body!

    Gees this is all so stupid and backwards. Sounds life he wants to take America back to a society similar to Warren Jeff’s Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FDLS) with women wearing prairie dresses, no make-up, and the same hairstyle for everyone, etc. Lord help us all! 👿

    Comment by Paulette — July 10, 2008 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  3. Yeah, Lord help us all and Lord help us to help ourselves out of this mess!

    Comment by Bruce — July 11, 2008 @ 2:58 am | Reply

  4. I think he wants to keep himself away from the issue to move closer to PS and avoid any hiccups.

    Comment by Viagra — July 11, 2008 @ 3:04 am | Reply


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