Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ana's Story

Jenna Bush was interviewed tonight on Larry King Live promoting her new book: Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope--about a pseudononymous young woman growing up with HIV somewhere in Latin America. I was skeptical. I did not ever expect that I would like Jenna BUSH this much--THIS much--more than Senator HILLARY Clinton. I'm buying the book.

On another page--Senator Hillary Clinton a couple months ago got uproarious applause for roaring that she GUARANTEED that if AIDS were the number one killer of white women, something would be done about it. What she was intending to say--that HIV infection in this country is disproportionally--by far--affecting African American women, and that AIDS is now the number one cause of death for African American women, and that this is due to life-threatening racial disparities--should be crucial, to all of us. But what she actually said--EXCUSE ME?--When Senator Hillary Clinton has lived with HIV for over twenty years, she will, then, be very well qualified to say what has happened, and what does happen, and what will happen for women who are white who have AIDS. Once you have it, you got it. She thinks there'd be more help for her, on her own, than for other people? I don't think so. She lost this one, on that one, doing it that way. Uh-uh.

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