Wednesday, October 10, 2007

SCHIP and Children

This story about the use of a 12-year-old boy by the Democratic Congressional leadership to promote the expansion of the SCHIP program has not received the national media attention it should receive. The boy's family lives a moderately comfortable life in Maryland, which didn't stop Democrats from using him to deliver the response to President Bush's weekly radio address.

Part of what the boy said in the script written for him:

"I don't know why President Bush wants to stop kids who really need help from getting CHIP."

To place this boy in such a raw political setting, using language he is too young to understand, is revolting and shameful.